Letters: Save the future of the Littleport Lancettes

PUBLISHED: 11:26 09 March 2006 | UPDATED: 13:17 04 May 2010

I AM writing this letter to you in the hope the through your paper you can print this story and help save the future of the Littleport Lancettes. The current troop leaders, after many years of devotion to the troop and sacrifices to their family life are

I AM writing this letter to you in the hope the through your paper you can print this story and help save the future of the Littleport Lancettes.

The current troop leaders, after many years of devotion to the troop and sacrifices to their family life are retiring at the end of the summer season.

They sent a letter to all the parents of the girls who are currently in the troop, asking if any parent was willing to be trained to take over the leadership of the troop. This in itself is quite an arduous task, for not only does it involve training the girls in new routines, it also involves the choice of music, choreography of the routines, logistics of transport and sufficient adult help at displays, costume and hair designs as well as being mum to the girls.

Unfortunately, for these young girls in the troop (nine approx. 20 from 8-14 years old) not one parent (myself included) was willing or able to take over the troop.

At present, the troop has a committee, consisting of a chairman, two troop leaders and four committee members, some of the committee are, I believe, willing to continue in their role and support where ever possible, but it is the position of troop leaders that is most desperately needed.

I am sure that Littleport Lancettes have given pleasure, not only to the 100+ girls who have at some time performed with the troop, but to thousands of spectators who have seen them perform at carnivals, fetes and shows.

I hope there are a few people out there who want to see the Lancettes continue and can dedicate a large chunk of their time, and would be willing to sacrifice their free time to take over the running of the troop.

The troop train every Thursday from 6-8pm at the Littleport Leisure Centre. I'm sure that the current leaders would make any enquiring adult feel welcome to approach them and discuss the matter further.

A CONCERNED PARENT.

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