Biggleswade cheerleaders will take on a huge four-hour challenge to raise funds for Children in Need

Biggleswade Cheerleaders will be dancing their socks off to raise money for Children In Need.

On Friday (November 18) 67 children between the ages of four and 14 will be taking part in a Cheerathon challenge to raise money for the BBC charity in the United Kingdom. BTCA members will be moving and moving at Biggleswade Youth Center from 4.30pm to 8.30pm under the guidance of their “amazing coach” Asha Gibson. The team meets weekly on Thursday evenings and the aim of the classes is to increase self-confidence through “cheers, chants and lots of fun!”

Asha told the Chronicle: “We are passionate about supporting Children in Need because of the help they give to children and young people across the UK with their mental health and wellbeing. The charity provides them with more equal opportunities, allowing them to flourish. That’s what BTCA stands for as a group.

“Last year our fundraising total reached just over £5,500, which we are very proud of. This has not only helped young lives who are supported by Children in Need but has also given our cheerleaders a huge boost in their self confidence like this is such a great achievement! We know times are tough for everyone right now but anything anyone can give really helps to spur our cheerleaders on.”

The team’s efforts have been recognized by Children in Need and have been longlisted for the Sir Terry Wogan Fundraisers of the Year Award. With just days to go the BTCA fundraising page sits at £1,860.

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