Dancing Palace fans raise £5,000 for Sport Relief

Nine Palace fans who strutted their stuff at half-time during the game against Barnsley on Tuesday have raised more than £5,000 in aid of Sport Relief.

The things people do for charity.
Photo courtesy of cpfc

The fans, all but one of them men, donned mini-skirts and leg warmers, strutted their stuff and waved their pom-poms alongside the club’s cheerleaders, the Crystal Girls, to delight the crowd.

The nine fans – Michelle Pitts, Colin Gray, James Endeacott, James Daly, Terence Ford, Les Jeal, Tor Webster, Chris Windsor and Andy Street – attended two compulsory training session with the girls. The fans and the girls, a squad of 21, have all been raising money and reached £4,000 yesterday, while one of the members, Colin Gray, has had his sponsorship generously doubled by his employers, Santander.

The dance will be shown on tonight’s Sport Relief show tonight. You can get a sneak preview via YouTube by clicking here.

The dance appeared to work, with an injury time Sean Scannell goal giving Palace their first win in four matches.

“The response we had to our appeal was overwhelming, it’s brilliant that we have so many fans wanting to help raise money for charity,” Sharon Lacey, Palace’s Marketing Manager, said.

“I’d like to thank everyone who sponsored too, a lot of people have been very generous towards what is a great cause.”

You can still donate to Sport Relief by clicking here.

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