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Charity Collective - 23 Mar 2024
Lynda Gocher's Memorial Dance
This two room charity event is dedicated to the generous heart of Lynda Gocher who was an ambassador of all dance styles, and organisers from the 80s - 2020s, and creator of the first on-line collective dance listing, Lynda's List.
The event is organised by ‘The Charity Collective’ but it’s not a company or any single organiser as such – it’s just a way of letting you now that the event will be supported and promoted by many, many dance companies, organisers and teachers on the dance scene, and from a variety of backgrounds from Ceroc to Leroc, to Modern Jive, Rock ‘n Roll, Lindy Hop, Swing, WCS and Blues. There were so many people she supported and encouraged!
The 23rd March 2024 would have been Lynda's 80th birthday and a dance party was being planned to mark this special occasion. Sadly Lynda passed away at the end of 2023, so in memory, this event will reflect Lynda's eclectic love of dance and music with the DJs encompassing a variety of genres in their sets.
There will be two rooms of music with 8 amazing DJs and the net proceeds from the event will be split between two charities as specified by Lynda's family: BRCA Protect Research Clinic / The Eve Appeal & Prince Philip Hospital Breast Cancer Unit, Llanelli.
The main room or 'Swing & Spin' as we are calling it this time, will feature, John Baker, David Rokov, Sheena Assiph & Asif Malik bringing an eclectic mix of mid to uptempo music crossing and blending genres. The Blue Chill room will feature Marc Forster, Rachel Pears, Vince Silva and Nigel Anderson playing a mix of Utopia, SILC, Blues and Lyrical slower tempo music.
Utopia as the main organisers, all the promoters, and our generous 8 DJs are working for free to maximise the donation to charity.
We really hope you can join us and help us to raise as much money as we can to help the chosen charities – they really do make a difference and need our support.
Finally, with thanks to the team and Jo Thompson at Ceroc Windsor, for loaning us her venue for this special event. Windsor is one of the longest established Ceroc/Modern Jive nights still operating in the UK with a history that goes back over 30 years; it is therefore a fitting tribute to Lynda for the event to be held there.
Don’t delay, book it now, and make sure you’re on Lynda’s party List!
Room for 450 dancers
4 hours of freestyle
Spin & Swing Room
Blue Chill Room
8 DJs from far and wide
8 Djs - david rokov, marc forster, rachel pears, vince silva, sheena assiph, nigel anderson, asif malik, john baker
8pm - doors open
8pm - midnight - 2 room freestyle event
Midnight - carriages
£16 in advance on-line
£20 on the door assuming availability
Windsor Leisure Centre, Stovell Road, Windsor, SL4 5JB
Windsor Leisure Centre is easy to find - just off the A332 which runs south from Junction 6 of the M4.
The nearest train station to Windsor Leisure Centre is Windsor & Eton Riverside which is around 10 minutes walk from the Leisure Centre. Windsor & Eton Riverside is easily accessible from Central London, being just half an hour from London Paddington and an hour from London Waterloo.
First Berkshire and the Thames Valley bus routes have a stop at The Windsor Boys School which is a short walk to the Leisure Centre.
There is a large pay & display car park which is free from 9pm to 9am. Therefore you only have to pay for an hour if you arrive at 8pm.
IMPORTANT BOOKING INFORMATION. We have limited capacity, so you will need to book your space in advance Your reservation is confirmed only when your payment transaction has been accepted. If for any reason you are having problems booking your space then please call 07958 587 256 or email us HERE.
CANCELLATION POLICY. Please note that refunds cannot be given, therefore if you are unable to go for whatever reason, you will need to sell your ticket to someone of the same gender. Simply post a short note on our Facebook group or page and wait for a buyer. After exchanging tickets please text us to advise us of the details.
23rd March, Windsor