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Brighton Journal | 22nd October 2019

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Dad dancers support a grand cause for Prostate Cancer UK

Dad dancers support a grand cause for Prostate Cancer UK
Lauren Nicolle

Local dads’ street dance crew, Outta Puff Daddys, took over some of Brighton’s most iconic landmarks last weekend to raise awareness for Prostate Cancer UK.

The dad dancers started their performance at The Grand Brighton, filming within the hotel’s entrance, lobby, lifts and a room. Whilst filming, the group were met by Queen’s Brian May who praised the group on their support of prostate cancer awareness. May, 72, has previously had a prostate cancer scare but got the all clear in 2014.

The group of dads, ranging in age from mid-30s to mid-50s, continued to perform for guests staying at the luxury seafront hotel, playing lobby’s grand piano before making their way to the Palace Pier.

Founded in 2012, the Outta Puff Daddys have since performed annually within the ‘Straight Up’ festival at the Brighton Dome, at various public events, appeared on BBC Breakfast and are due to be dancing live on BBC Breakfast on Monday 14 October from Mike Bushell’s Strictly Come Dancing rehearsal room if the national presenter is still in the competition running.

Don Hurley, a member of Outta Puff Daddys said:

“Outta Puff Daddys really started off as a parent taxi service. We would ferry our kids off to dance lessons each week, and over time we thought that looks like a load of fun!

Now, our group is a great way to meet other dads in the community and stay fit. We’re really passionate about using our collective voice, and dad dancing moves, to highlight men’s health issues, from mental health to prostate cancer.

We hope our video will increase awareness about the great work that Prostate Cancer UK are doing in funding research for treatment and better tests, and we encourage all men to go for early screening.”

To support Prostate Cancer, share your own dance moves on social media using the hashtags #MenWeAreWithYou and #GettinJiggyWithIt and donate to prostatecanceruk.org.

To keep updated with these dancing dads, follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram at: @OuttaPuffDaddys

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