June 20 2013 Latest news:
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Four sisters have joined forces to hold a dance show in memory of their dad.
Sisters Gemma, 22, Joanna, 20, Charlotte, 18, and Jessica Knowles, 15, of Wall Road, north Norwich, have organised a week of dance classes to help raise money for the intensive care unit at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.
They are teaching classes to adults and children throughout the week at Sprowston High School before they perform a final show in the main school hall on Saturday.
Charlotte, a former Sewell Park College student, said: “It was our idea to hold the dance classes. We really wanted to do something in memory of our dad, Steven.”
Mr Knowles, 48, who worked as a carpenter, died in July. Joanna said: “He had pneumonia and it got really bad and his immune system gave up on him. It all happened within a week so it was a big shock.
“He had always taught us to pursue our dreams and to never give up.
“Dancing is what we do and what we have always done. Our mum, Debbie, is proud too.
“She taught us just to go for it in life and as long as we are happy, she’s happy.”
The sisters have enlisted the help of their dancing friends Eleanor Gribben, 20, and Siobhan Allen, 21, and Nathan Graham, 21, who has worked on The Brit Awards and with X Factor star Diana Vickers.
Charlotte added: “If dad knew what we were doing he would be really happy. He wasn’t one for sitting down, he was always working or doing something.”
Dance classes for under 14s are held from 10am-1pm and classes for those aged 14 and over from 5pm-8pm. For more information email summer firstname.lastname@example.org
Tickets to Saturday’s grand finale at 6pm cost £1 and can be bought on the door.
Are you doing something in memory of a loved one? Contact reporter Lucy Wright on 01603 772439 or email email@example.com