Moonlight Shimmy fundraiser
YOUNG dancer Yasmin Ross is hoping her charity fundraiser will be a sell-out.
The 20-year-old is preparing to have her breasts and ovaries removed after being diagnosed with the hereditary breast cancer gene BRCA2.
Following her diagnosis, nearly three years ago, Yasmin became a volunteer for the National Hereditary Breast Cancer Helpline, where she now runs the first ever helpline for women under 25 years old.
She said: "When I was diagnosed I couldn't find a support group for young women.
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"It was quite difficult speaking to older ladies with cancer and so I suggested to the National Hereditary Breast Cancer Helpline that a line was set up for under 25s, which I now run."
Passionate about both the charity and the dancers she teaches, Yasmin has decided to host a charity evening to raise money for the helpline.
"All of my students know what I'm going through and know that I'll never be able to dance again after my surgery, and everyone is being so supportive," she said.
"So as a thank you to my students and to raise money for the helpline I have decided to put on an event."
The Chakra Belly Dance company, which Yasmin runs, will host a Moonlight Shimmy at the Devonport Playhouse Theatre on Saturday February 16.
Tickets are priced at £10 with all proceeds going to the National Hereditary Breast Cancer Helpline.
To buy tickets visit www.chakrabelly- dance.co.uk/moonlightshimmy.