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Majorettes do a twirl for disaster fund

PUBLISHED: 19:45 25 October 2001 | UPDATED: 10:45 03 March 2010

MAJORETTES have been stepping out for a good cause - to raise cash for the families of the victims of the terrorist attacks on America.

Modelled on the football cheerleaders from the USA, the majorettes decided they wanted to help those who had suffered the loss of loved ones in the atrocities carried out at the Pentagon and the World Trade Centre.

MAJORETTES have been stepping out for a good cause – to raise cash for the families of the victims of the terrorist attacks on America.

Modelled on the football cheerleaders from the USA, the majorettes decided they wanted to help those who had suffered the loss of loved ones in the atrocities carried out at the Pentagon and the World Trade Centre.

Felixstowe Technotronics, an all-girl troupe, held a fundraising display on the resort's seafront and raised more than £200 for the disaster appeal.

They held the two-hour display on the promenade opposite the Sunday Market. They thanked everyone who contributed.

Fighter pilot Capt Joe Difidi from USAF Lakenheath base met the girls at one of their regular practice and training sessions to accept the cash for the fund.

The Technotronics have 20 girls and their ages range from five years and upwards. They perform their routines regularly at fetes, carnivals and other events across East Anglia.

Next summer they will be staging an East Anglian area majorette tattoo and competition for troupes from across the region in Langer Park, Felixstowe.

Anyone wanting to find out more about the troupe and how to join should contact Maggie Pritchard on 01394 212618.

WEBLINK: British Isles Majorettes Association – www.homestead.com/bima3

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