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Archie's Chance To Dance

Archie's Chance To Dance

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Superhero Foundation, "Empowering real-life Superheroes to change and save lives"

Charlotte Thornhill, an accountant assistant 29, lives in Gloucester with her partner Luke, daughter Jasmine and son, Archie. Their three year old son Archie has cerebral palsy, he cannot walk well and is often in pain. His dream is to dance unaided.

Archie received an SDR operation in the United States at St Louis Children's Hospital and after-care treatment in the UK, totalling £85,000 in June of this year. He would then be able to dance and move in the future, independently.

In order to raise the necessary funds, Charlotte laced up her dancing shoes in what was the challenge of a lifetime for a worrying Mum.

In a non-stop 36 hour (2 days and 1 night) heroic feat, Charlotte danced in her hometown of Gloucester until she hit her fundraising goal to change her son's life. The challenge pushed the self-admittedly 'unfit' Mum to and beyond her limits, as she danced so that her son might.

The date of this challenge was Saturday 28th May and was held at Gloucester Docks, outside COAL Grill & Bar. Charlotte began dancing at 9am and did not stop until 9pm Sunday evening. 

Here's what Charlotte said before she completed this mammoth challenge,

"When I had Archie in 2011 it was very traumatic for me as I lost a lot of blood. I had to have a transfusion and I wasn't able to feed him for the first 24 hours and feared for my life and his wellbeing. When I finally did he was absolutely perfect in every way.

Put simply, I was scared. I'm an everyday woman and the sheer scale of the dance-a-thon was absolutely petrifying – but, every time I felt the weight of expectation, I remember that the thought of not achieving our fundraising target for Archie was a million times more frightening.

For everybody that's supported us so far, and everybody that supports this challenge and Archie for the future, we cannot thank you enough."

Even though we've hit target, we are still fundraising for Archie's aftercare and physiotherapy, so if you'd still like to donate, please do, it would be hugely appreciated.


raised towards 85,000.00 target


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Griffiths Marshall

Griffiths Marshall's Black Mountain Challenge

Emma Boyes

Emma Boyes's fundraising page

Simon Brasier

Simon Brasier's fundraising page

Sophie Calver

Sophie Calver's fundraising page

Sophie Calver

10KM for 10 days

Zumbathon Cheltenham

Zumbathon Cheltenham's fundraising page

Kirsty Cox

Kirsty Cox's fundraising page

Alan Crowther

Sid's Soul Train

Saintbridge Sports Centre Painswick Rd Gloucester

Saintbridge Sports Centre Painswick Rd Glou

Luke Crowther

Luke Crowther's fundraising page


Nov 25, 2017


Lots of Love Amelia-Rose Walton x

(plus 5.00 giftaid)

Jan 30, 2017


Buildit Gloster Limited are pleased to make this donation of 750 to Archie's ongoing treatment giving him a chance to dance. We wish him all the best.


Oct 20, 2016

Wycliffe College

Raised at a school non-uniform day


Oct 10, 2016


Donations from various


Sep 25, 2016

Louise Wainwright

(plus 2.50 giftaid)

Sep 25, 2016

Jo - Joanna Ogden

So proud of you all, for all the fantastic work you're doing for Archie. Xx

(plus 2.50 giftaid)

Sep 25, 2016

Maddie Hall

Well done Tori


Sep 25, 2016

Joanne May

Well done on your run Tori ... Best wishes from the May Family x

(plus 1.25 giftaid)

Sep 17, 2016


(plus 5.00 giftaid)

Sep 07, 2016

Steve Eggleton



Total raised so far


Total plus Gift Aid 93,772.01

Direct donations


Raised offline 40,211.00

Fundraising pages


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