Josh’s dancefloor dementia fundraiser results in first tattoo

Josh’s dancefloor dementia fundraiser results in first tattoo

By Adele Forrest | 18/10/2017

Josh’s dancefloor dementia fundraiser results in first tattoo
Josh Foers performing his dance in front of tattooist Westley Smith, family members, the Mayor of Rotherham Cllr Eve Rose Keenan and her Consort Pat Keenan at the Town Hall

FUND-RAISER Josh Foers hit the dancefloor for an interpretative Thai-boxing inspired dance that will now be transformed into his first tattoo.

But Josh wasn’t strutting his stuff in a nightclub — his performance was for Mayor of Rotherham, Cllr Eve Rose Keenan, and specially invited guests.

It was in aid of Dementia UK and in honour of Josh’s grandmother, Pearl Coleman (91), who was diagnosed with dementia seven years ago

Pearl was in the audience to see novice dancer Josh perform in front of his parents, brother and the Mayor, at the Town Hall last Thursday.

Also watching was tattoo artist Westley Smith, who is now busy designing a tattoo inspired by Josh’s dance, which Josh won’t see until it is inked onto his arm next month.

Josh said: “It all came about after I posted on Facebook saying: ‘If this post gets 100 likes I will get a tattoo described entirely through interpretive dance.’

“Within hours people just started going crazy and sharing it, it ended up with around 300 likes.

“I thought I could use this to do something good and raise money for a good cause that’s close to my heart.”

Kimberworth Tesco worker Josh has now raised more than £400 through his hare-brained idea.

Josh, of Clifton, said: “I was more worried about the dance than the tattoo, so it’s a weight off my mind now, I’m quite looking forward to that tattoo.”

“I might even wear a blindfold when it’s being done.”


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