Salford students are raising money for mental health charity Mind by dancing for 12 hours straight in a danceathon at the Student Union.

The ‘danceathon’ is being organised by Salford University Dance Society (SUDS) held on Thursday April 4th  outside of The University of Salford Students’ Union, meaning anyone walking by can stop to watch and even join in.

The dancing will start at 9am in the morning and continue on till 9pm that same night.

Liv Wishart, chairperson of the dance society, said: “SUDS have done the danceathon for two years running, this year will be the 3rd. It was really successful both times which is why we decided to do it again.

“We have chosen the charity Mind because as a society we believe it is really important to talk about mental health. It is something I am personally really passionate about. We want to help a charity that is close to our hearts.”

The Mind website states: “We provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem.”



People can donate through a Just Giving page that has been created through the SUDS page. A target of £100 has been set. In just a few days, nearly half of the goal has been raised.

“The whole society is participating and we’re hoping to collaborate with other societies as well!” said Liv.

To follow any posts about the SUDS danceathon, click here.

To join the event page on Facebook, click here.

You can donate here in aid of supporting the danceathon and raising awareness and money for Mind mental health charity.

Find out more about Mind here –

Photo credit – Michael Allen, SUDS Salford University Dance Society

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