MKDC were jiving all day on Sunday 8th January at our Jiveathon charity event for Willen Hospice.

We had a fantastic day full of live performances from the wonderful Laura Christie, the rock n rollin’ Gary Beckwith and the brilliant Bobcats who all performed for free in aid of Willen Hospice. We’d like to thank you for your performances and effort, we could not have held the event without you.

MKDC raised a grand total of…


We’d like to give a huge thank you to all who came to the Jiveathon, you should feel very  proud that you have helped make a huge contribution to such a great cause, Thank you.

Take a look at the photos below:

MKDC & Mr and Mrs Fitz Fabulous Food all set up prior to the event

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The first dancers keeping the dance floor full – a team effort to ensure at least one couple was dancing at all times!

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Mr Fitz and his fabulous food volunteering for free in aid of Willen Hospice – thank you Mr Fitz!

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The Kids of Swing warming themselves up ready for their performance later on in the evening!

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DJ Bill Guntrip, Bar Managers Linda & Gordon and Laura Christie – all working for free in aid of Willen Hospice -Thank you.

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MKDC Staff volunteering during the day to sell tea, coffee, cakes and sandwiches – Thank you!

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The raffle itself helped raise over £230!


Our free workshops for beginners were taking place upstairs to help everyone feel comfortable on the dance floor later on.


Performance from the fabulous Kids of Swing. Thank you to parents and children for your support!

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A full dance floor during The Bobcats performance, including our beginners who attended the workshops!

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Our pupils performed once more to give the dancers a break! Well done kids!

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Overall, the Jiveathon was a huge success thanks to all that gave up their time and help raise such a staggering figure! We have decided to hold this event annually in aid of Willen Hospice.