DANCE STARS: Sarah Ramsay and Kylie Walter will stage a fundraiser on Thursday.
DANCE STARS: Sarah Ramsay and Kylie Walter will stage a fundraiser on Thursday.

Belly dancing to raise funds

STARS of Coffs Coast's Sarah Ramsay will be pulling out all the stops when she performs the ancient middle-eastern style of belly dancing at the Cancer Council NSW gala "Dance for Cancer" fundraiser on November 14 at C.ex Coffs.

Working as a physiotherapist at Coffs Coast Sports Physiotherapy and an active participant of netball, touch rugby and running should hold Sarah in good stead to tackle this energetic dance combination of sinuous undulations, hip shimmy and flamenco foot stamping.

Sarah's teacher, partner and world entertainer, popular Kylie Walter aka Xaeda Raqasa, founder and principal teacher of Sacred Lotus Bellydance, will be demonstrating her skills at Sarah's fundraiser - a 'Spice it up' Indian Banquet and Belly Dancing Extravaganza at the Taste of North India on Thursday, September 17 at 7pm.

The $40 per head includes a selection of delicious entrées and mains with a complimentary glass of wine and of course, entertainment. Vegetarians will also be catered for. All proceeds go to the Cancer Council NSW.

Get into the spirit and wear a colourful, glitzy, jingly costume, wear a hip scarf or come as you are. This exotic evening of fun and laughter includes games like heads and tails, 100 club, a shimmy competition and raffles. The main raffle prize is a selection of goods donated by the Palms Pharmacy with the unveiling of mystery prizes on the night.

Bookings may be made online - mcgoldrick.sarah or ring/text Sarah on 0435 412 566 after hours.

Sarah is excited to be involved with Dance for Cancer.

"Cancer is something I was exposed to early on in my life; one of my good friends died from a brain tumour and I lost my cousin to melanoma at age 13. It's a horrible condition that affects so many and the statistics are particularly high in Coffs Harbour. Dance for Cancer gives me an opportunity to give a little back to the community we have made home over the last 18-months.

"Funds raised from Stars of Coffs Coast will ensure that Cancer Council NSW can continue to improve cancer outcomes through research, local prevention, awareness and advocacy programs, and to actively support people living with cancer in the Coffs Coast communities."

"Donate to your favourite star or join in their fundraising events.

Details are at everyday coffscoast2015.

The 11 enthusiastic stars upload their dance lesson photos and fundraising event details so please like and share on cancer .

Tickets for the event are now available at C.ex Coffs reception or online at cex.