ACCRINGTON charity DanceSyndrome is thrilled to have received a grant of £9,500 to support the work of dance leaders with learning disabilities as the UK follows the roadmap out of lockdown.

Funding from the National Lottery Awards for All will enable DanceSyndrome to safely adapt as they return to face-to-face dance sessions in the community after 14 months of offering sessions online via Zoom and YouTube.

DanceSyndrome is a multi-award winning dance charity that delivers inclusive dance workshops and dance leadership training.

Founder Jen Blackwell said: “It was incredible to see my dancing family reunited! Absolutely incredible.

“It was very special to be together, united as one big dancing family.”

DanceSyndrome MD Dawn Vickers said: “Many of our participants face barriers in all aspects of their life and at DanceSyndrome we pride ourselves on removing as many of those barriers as we can.”