Science Park companies show off their moves in support of Macmillan Cancer Support
There were some surprised looks at the Science Park earlier this week when a lunch time flash mob descended on the Forum as part of Macmillan Cancer Support’s #danceagainstcancer campaign.
On Monday, more than 60 people from 19 Science Park companies were involved in a mass ‘Cha, Cha Slide’, taking unsuspecting onlookers by surprise.
The event was part of Macmillan Cancer Support’s social media campaign, launched earlier this month, which encourages people to make their own films of themselves dancing and donate £3 in return.
The campaign was inspired by Bristol resident Felicity Hallett who filmed a video of her dancing with medical staff at Southmead Hospital before she went into breast cancer surgery. Dressed in her hospital gown, she danced to Pharell’s ‘Happy’ song waving Macmillan balloons.
Felicity, a mother of two from Stoke Gifford, was wearing a tight fitting bridesmaid dress at her best friend’s wedding when she found a lump in her breast that turned out to be cancer.
She decided to positively channel her focus and energy into raising awareness of Macmillan Cancer Support by filming her ‘pre-breast cancer surgery dance-off’.
Bonnie Dean, chief executive of the Bristol & Bath Science Park, said: “Felicity’s story is an inspiration and we hope her courage and huge sense of fun will inspire other businesses and individuals across Bristol to get involved in this campaign.
“There were some initial looks of surprise but everyone really entered into the spirit of the event and it was fantastic to see our community at the Park join together for such a worthwhile cause.”
Watch the Science Park’s dance via Facebook or Twitter:
Anyone can take part in the campaign. Simply upload a video of your own dance to social media using #danceagainstcancer and text ‘DANCE’ to 70550 to donate £3.