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Tuesday, August 13, 2013
There won’t be any need to shout “they’re behind you” to a group of panto characters later this year as they take part in a charity fun run.
The inaugural Dame Dash, in aid of Hackney Empire and St Joseph’s Hospice, was officially launched yesterday by actor Christopher Biggins.
The 1km run, on Sunday, October 27, will start at St Joseph’s Hospice, continue down Mare Street, finishing at Hackney Empire where the fun will continue with a Family Fun Day at the theatre. Activities will include a tea dance, baby disco, refreshments, music and drumming workshops.
The charities are asking the public to don their flashiest frock, plaster on the make-up and dress up as their favourite pantomime characters, whether it be Prince Charming, the Fairy Godmother or a pantomime horse.
Dame Dash is open to all age groups, but under 12s must be accompanied by an adult.
Advance registration is £15 per adult, £5 per child under 16, and £35 for a family of two adults and up to three children.