Expert husband and wife dancers Michael and Jackie Hough marked 50 years since their first dance class in Chapel-en-le-Frith with a special anniversary celebration.

The golden afternoon tea dance saw over 130 past and present dance students come together at the town’s Methodist Church on Saturday 11th May.

The event raised a fantastic £1,705 for Blythe House Hospicecare, which will go towards providing care and services for local patients with cancer and other life-limiting illnesses.

Michael said: ‘We are delighted to support such a fantastic hospice in its 30th year, whilst we are marking our 50th year dancing!’

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Photo: Jackie and Michael Hough handing over the cheque to Becka White, Fundraising and Communications Assistant, surrounded by dance students past and present!