A well-known group of dedicated fundraisers are calling it a day after 28 years service.
The Pet Shop Girls Charitable Trust have decided to hang up their dancing shoes after raising thousands of pounds for good causes and helping hundreds of people in local communities.
And that is why this week they were presented with a Guardian Rose - from House of Flowers in the Priory Shopping Centre - as a reward for all their hard work.
The group, who run line dancing classes across the district, received the rose from member Vera Morris, who has been attending the classes for over 20 years.
“They really deserve it.” Vera said.
“It has been a pleasure.”
“They have been raising money for charity for years.”
“We have always had a laugh.”
“They have arranged parties, galas, lots of things,” she added.
The Pet Shop Girls featured in the Guardian back in 2004 when they presented a Worksop schoolboy with laptop on stage during a Christmas performance.
The group are all volunteers and give up their free time.
They have decided to call it a day on 16th May, putting an end to the dancing classes.
On receving the Guardian Rose, chair of The Pet Shop Girls, June Yates, said: “It was absolutely wonderful, we knew nothing about it.”
“It has been hard work, total dedication.”
“The ladies give up their free time and holiday days and they battle through.”
“We have never said ‘no’ to anyone.”
“We have received lots of support.”
“It is like an extended family.”
“It is very, very sad. I would like to give the biggest thank you to them all.”
Pictured: Back row (left to right) Brenda Boam, Tony Bennell and his wife Edna.
Front row: (Left to right) Susan Burton, June Yates and Pam Land.