TWO primary school dance teams have been given a boost from a kind-hearted businessman.

John Taylor, from John Taylor Drives and Patios, has handed a donation to teams, who attend Year 6 at Leigh St Mary's CE Primary School.

The funds will allow them to buy outfits to compete in a national dance competition.

The school has been selected to enter its teams, Team Revolution and Team Phoenix, into "The Great Big Dance Off" contest which will take place at Parr Hall in Warrington in April.

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Dance teacher Amanda Ellison said: "All the girls have been working really hard practicing and rehearsing and the effort that they have put in has been amazing.

"The donation from Mr Taylor means that they get to have outfits to suit their dancing, all little girls love to dress up and this means they will look the part when they perform in April.

"Its great that the girls efforts are rewarded by a generous benefactor helping out and their excitement when they heard the news was brilliant."

In the past, John donated money to Leigh East, Leigh Miners, Culcheth Eagles, and last year he paid for Leigh St Marys football kits.

"I have always enjoyed giving back into the community and what better way to help these girls who have gone from strength to strength over the last couple of years," John said.

"Leigh St Mary's is a fantastic school that is giving my own children a great start on the education ladder."