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Danny Salfield of Bay FM takes to the floor with local dance instructor Hayley Sturgess from Dance Lab AU to raise money for cancer. Photo Jeff Dawson.

Byron Shire is once again showing off its talented dancers as Danny Salfield of Bay FM takes to the floor to raise money for cancer.

The Cancer Council NSW Stars of Byron Shire Dance For Cancer will be held on Saturday 17 June 2017 at 6pm at the Mullumbimby Ex- Services Club. Danny will be competing against four other couples both on the dance floor and in the fund raising stakes.

‘Sometimes I’m overcome with this irresistible urge to bust a dance,’ said Danny.

‘It was my dance partner Hayley who thought is would be right up my alley after she saw me dancing in some dance wars in Byron.’

Local dance instructor Hayley Sturgess from Dance Lab AU will be on putting together a dance routine with Danny to ensure they steal the show.

‘Danny has been running the Sandpit Radio show for ten years now, his passion for supporting his community has made him the perfect candidate for this year’s Stars of Byron Shire Dance For Cancer,’ said Hannah Brooks, Community Relations Coordinator for the Far North Coast.

Danny is also involved in running the Party Shirt People events at the Byron surf club.

‘The idea started around raising awareness about mental health. People donate a shirt to get into the event and then they are sold to raise money.

‘The last one we did was to raise money for flood relief – we raised $600.00.’

Money raised will go to Cancer Council NSW who aim to lessen the burden for people affected by cancer by providing information and support when they need it most. The cancer council information service at the new Byron central hospital, the training of volunteers, provision of support to hospital staff and linking cancer patients and carers to vital cancer council NSW support services are some of the services that this fundraising will support.

Hayley and Danny are busy training once a week in preparation for their performance.

‘This will be my first ever formal dancing experience,’ continued Danny enthusiastically.

‘The only thing I insisted on was that we do it to the dirty dancing tract. I’ve always wanted to be Patrick Swayze. I just didn’t realise physically hard it was, especially the lifts,’ he laughed.

The other contestants are Kim Dowling, Jo O’Connor and Amanda Allen and Basil Cameron.

To see who Danny and Hayley are competing against and donate click here.

Tickets available here.

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  1. With this money going to an organisation with an entrenched opposition to natural cancer regimes, which ignores obvious links between environmental triggers and cancer, and which devotes most of its funding to the endless quest to ‘find a cure’ at a time when nutritional interventions have been found to reverse cancer, it is tempting to conclude that most of the funds raised will be wasted.

  2. OMG – public broadcasters are wicked … onya Danny Boy (I should know – I’m an ex-public broadcaster & a dancer too boot … don’t play disco near me, I did jazz ballet after classical training). Community spirit around here Rocks It.


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