NHS staff will be taking part in a 10-hour Danceathon at Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust, on 16 December. The sponsored danceathon will help to buy equipment for a brand-new music studio for service users who are recovering from mental illness.
Our service users have told us that creating music is healing and therapeutic and so staff from across NHS sites in Sheffield will be moving and shaking along to all the cheesy musical hits with the aim of raising the £3,000 to build the studio.
We would like to extend a huge ‘thank you’ to all staff members and service users who have booked a slot to dance so far.
Speaking about the danceathon, Charlotte Geraghty, clinical lead allied health professional, said: “We are really excited to launch the danceathon so we can raise this money and create a great space for service users.
“We know that music therapy and creating music can benefit people experiencing mental health conditions, including depression, trauma, and schizophrenia to name a few. Music helps us to deal with our emotions, process experiences and is a great outlet for personal expression.
“I really hope that our staff will take up the challenge of raising this money by doing something fun. To my colleagues I will say… see you on the dancefloor.”
Family and friends can see us showcasing our signature moves on the day, as we will be livestreaming from different locations across Sheffield on our Facebook page.
If you would like to donate towards the new studio equipment, go to www.justgiving.com/fundraising/getonyourdancingshoes