Big Give Christmas Challenge: Help Make a Difference to Dancers’ Wellbeing

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Help to provide access to timely, affordable, specialist healthcare for all dancers and dance teachers, by donating to National Institute of Dance Medicine and Science during the Big Give Christmas Challenge!

NIDMS provides access to timely, affordable, specialist healthcare for all professional and vocational dance artists. This project will help to expand the existing dance injury clinics in London, Birmingham and Bath, and add new clinics across the UK including the north of England and Scotland.

Why should you donate?

Dancers require access to specialist multi-disciplinary healthcare, including physiotherapy, physiological, psychological, nutritional elements that will help them return to full health for dance training or performance. Currently there are three NHS dance injury clinics in London, Birmingham and Bath. However, with large numbers of dancers requiring treatment these are working at capacity. Currently there is no provision in Scotland, Wales or the North of England.

NIDMS aims to expand the interdisciplinary team in the London clinic, enabling them to see dancers more quickly and also offer additional services such as psychological support. They want to open new NHS dance injury clinics within existing Sports and Exercise Medicine services across the country including Wales, Leeds and Scotland. This will enable dancers in these areas to easily access free, specialist treatment without the need for additional travel.

Your support of The National Institution of Dance Medicine and Science (NIDMS) is vital in helping to expand the existing dance injury clinics.

All donations, large or small are greatly appreciated! Tuesday 28 Tuesday November –  5 December every pound will be doubled, so a little goes a long way!

One Dance UK and NIDMS

One Dance UK has been working in dancers’ health since the 1980’s and established the National Institute of Dance Medicine and Science in 2012, bringing together a strong network of expertise in dancers’ health which is drawn upon to support the development of these services.

 

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