PUPILS from Westbourne Junior School put on their dancing shoes to raise money for the Cardiff and Vale Breast Centre at University Hospital Llandough last month.

Children, as well as teachers, raised more than £270 for the breast cancer centre by taking part in the sponsored line dancing day on Friday, June 20.

The school chose to raise money for Llandough Hospital after one of its staff members battled breast cancer.

The line dancing day was led by Rachel Brenan, a local mother of three, that was former Principal Dancer at the Lido and also starred in Moulin Rouge in Paris and Cats in London's West End.

Rachel, who is currently performing in her own one woman show, is also known locally and around Cardiff to Women’s Institutes, Rotary Clubs and charities for her entertaining talks on her life as a dancer and her time spent in Hollywood.

Head teacher Carol Clint said that everyone had enjoyed the fundraising line dancing day that took place in blistering sunshine in the court yard of Westbourne School.

"Teachers and children have thrown themselves into the line dancing," she said.

"Everyone that is taking part has made a donation and we are hoping to raise a bit of money."

She added: "We have been really lucky with the weather."