Girls do a danceathon for Children in Need

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Two eight-year-olds who live in Cramlington put on their dancing shoes to raise money for this year’s BBC Children in Need appeal.

Lydia Steventon and Niamh Menton alternated between two of their Latin routines to dance non-stop for an hour last Friday.

Niamh Menton and Lydia Steventon pictured during their danceathon.

Niamh Menton and Lydia Steventon pictured during their danceathon.

This was a tough task as their competition routines usually last about five minutes. They have raised more than £450 so far.

They did the dancing at the N-GAGE Performance Academy in Bedlington – they go along there numerous times each week.

Lydia’s dad Paul said his daughter was an U8 British sequin champion and she and Niamh have already won a couple of trophies since starting their partnership a few months ago.

He added: “They did really well to dance non-stop for an hour. You could tell at the end they put in lots of effort because they were both knackered.”