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Onesie flashmob in Lincoln for St Barnabas

A Lincoln dance school helped a local charity raise money by organising a flashmob on the High Street.

On May 24 at 1.30pm, a team from StreetBeat Dance and Fitness and St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice danced in the city centre in their onesies to raise awareness for the charity’s One Night in a Onesie event, happening on June 7.

The 50-strong flashmob emerged from the crowds around St Benedict’s Church to dance in front of shoppers, displaying a range of dance routines and abilities.

The One Night in a Onesie walk in June is an annual 10k walk, starting in the evening, which sets off from Yarbrough Leisure Centre and raises money for St Barnabas.

The charity provides end of life or serious illness care and support. This year, the charity is also attempting to break a world record for the largest gathering of people wearing onesies, which currently stands at 752.

Hayley Evans, Co-owner of StreetBeat Dance and Fitness, said: “To ensure we retained the spontaneity associated with a flash mob we had only one rehearsal and included people of all ages with varying dance capabilities.

“We even had mums and dads taking part, whose only experience with dance is dropping their kids off at our dance school!”

Becky Otter, Events Fundraiser for St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice, said: “We cant thank StreetBeat enough for putting in so much time and energy into putting together a flashmob to raise awareness of our charity and our event.

One Night in a Onesie is not a race or a sport, it is a unique walk that welcomes everyone in the Lincolnshire community to take part. It really will be a night to remember as hundreds of people gather together in their onesies to raise vital funds for the hospice.”

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite