Dance on Girvan’s prom for Mike-Leigh

Girvan Youth Trust’s last music on the prom takes place this Sunday (27 September) and they are urging the town to turn out for Mike-Leigh Simpson.

As reported in last weeks Carrick Gazette, 13 year old Mike-Leigh has been turned down by the NHS for a new electric wheelechair, so the town is rallying to her cause.

Girvan Youth Trust’s event will see all the money raised go to Mike-Leigh’s appeal and all they are asking is for the community to take 30 minutes out of their schedule on Sunday.

They want a huge turnout to particpate in a dance challenge at 2.30pm on the promenade with classic dances becoming a regular event on Sunday afternoons in Girvan this summer.

They have got Mike-Leigh herself along to become a DJ for the dance challenge which already this summer has seen people of all ages dance away to the Hand Jive, Slosh, Twist, Cha Cha Slide and many others.

Girvan Youth Trust Project manager Bill Logan said: “All those attending and / or taking part in the dance challenge will be able to make a donation of whatever they can afford on the day.

“The challenge is not about who can or cannot dance but more about people simply enjoying themselves and doing whatever they can for a local cause.

“The Trust will also be operating the Boating Pond and Putting Green on the day with all money raised being donated to Mikeleigh’s appeal.

“In addition to raising money for such a worthwhile cause, the possibility of the FULL community turning out and dancing the full length of the Girvan promenade in a show of support for this lovely local 13 year old will provide a tremendous, uplifting and much needed morale boost for Mikeleigh and her family.”

Music on Sunday at the promenade will also be provided by Edwin Lawrence between 3-4pm and all your favourite records will be spun between 1-5pm.

You can donate online to Mike-Leigh’s cause at: