Why support Dancing for Dignity?

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This year, because of the pandemic and social distancing, we are asking Champions to come together Nationally and spend 5 mins at 1 p.m. on the 1st October “Dancing for Dignity”, on their own, with family, friends, colleagues as a part of the Dignity Community. 

When the Dignity in Care campaign began in November 2006, the aim was to inspire health and social care staff and local people to place dignity and compassion at the heart of care services and in their communities.    Since 2006 a veritable army of over 130,000 Dignity Champions are all doing their utmost to make a difference in people’s lives, not just in care and hospital settings but in their daily interactions as well.

Over the years we have celebrated the achievement of these Champions in many ways and Dignity Action day has been one of the ways we have showcased what is being achieved.   However, in these times of financial restraint, and with no government funding, we are asking Champions to step up and raise funds to help run the campaign, as well as putting its values into action to promote dignity.

Despite the requirement to maintain social distancing, Dancing for Dignity remains the opportunity for you to have fun, whilst raising money to support our campaign.  The event can be anything from having a dance on your own to a favourite piece of music, dancing with friends in your ‘bubble’,  holding a tea dance in an afternoon, to a marathon event that occurs over a number of hours.

Whatever you can do it will be much appreciated and to quote a well know phrase “every little helps”.  If each champion only gives £1 that will gives us the funds to provide resources, such as information postcards on what to expect; training packs and feedback forms; to care homes, hospitals and community care teams.

As someone either working on the frontline of health and social acre or closely involved in a voluntary capacity, or who believes in the importance of dignity, you are in a unique position, through your own actions to champion dignity as being fundamental to a person’s life experience

So this year especially participate in our Dancing for Dignity extravaganza, and help raise the funds that will enable our campaign to continue to grow.

Your opportunity to have fun

Dancing for Dignity is the opportunity for you to have fun, whilst raising money to support our campaign. The event can be anything from holding a tea dance in an afternoon, to a marathon event that occurs over a number of hours.

You can raise funds by

  • having a collection
  • getting sponsorship
  • ‘selling’ tickets. 

Whatever you can do it will be much appreciated and quote a well known phrase, “every little helps”. 

As someone either working on the frontline of health & social care, or closely involved in a voluntary capacity, or who believes in the importance of dignity,  you are in a position, through your own actions, to champion dignity as being fundamental to a person’s experience.

So please organize a Dancing for Dignity activity and help raise the funds that will support our campaign.

You can do almost anything!

Supporting Dancing for Dignity will:

  • Remind society that Dignity is everybody’s business
  • Raise awareness of the importance of Dignity in all walks of life and particularly in Care and Support settings.
  • Give someone in you care about an extra special day
  • Be part of a national celebration and demonstrate solidarity for the Dignity campaign.
  • Ensure with thought that everyone can get involved and have fun as well as demonstrating your commitment to Dignity.

Dancing for Dignity materials including posters, leaflets and cards are all available to download free from the website.

Be proud and inspire others

What do you have planned?