Charity dance event to aid late mum’s kids

Sonia Rayner. Picture contributed.
Sonia Rayner. Picture contributed.

A charity dance will raise money to aid three children whose “lovely” mum died suddenly aged just 33.

Sonia Rayner, of Brampton, passed away at the Northern General Hospital earlier this month.

Now friends and family are coming together to hold a special danceathon in memory of zumba fan Sonia and to raise cash for her children.

Chesterfield dance instructor Tracey Dickson, who is organising the event, said: “We were all very saddened and deeply shocked by Sonia’s death and we all really feel for her three children who she absolutely doted on. She was a lovely, sweet young lady who was always smiling.

“I’m arranging this charity dance to celebrate Sonia’s life and to raise money to go into a trust fund for her three children’s future.

“We can’t replace their mother but would like to think that her children won’t miss out on things that she would have provided had she still been with them,” she added.

The danceathon will include a raffle with more than 50 prizes.

Jessie Hosmer, who attended dance classes with Sonia, paid tribute to her.

She said: “Sonia was a lovely, smiley, fun-loving young woman who absolutely loved and adored her children.

“She is spoken of very highly by many within the commuity and many people have fond memories of her.”

The event will take place at Brookfield Community School between 11am and 2pm on Sunday, February 9.

For more information and to secure a place at it, email Tracey via, text 07814917146 or search for Tracey Zumba Hansen on social networking site Facebook.

Raffle tickets can be bought at Tracey’s classes.

Sonia, who lived in Chesterfield all her life, was laid to rest on Tuesday.

She leaves partner Paul, son Jack, daughters Rubi Grace and India Mae, mum Janet, dad John and his partner Lyn, stepdad Andrew, brother Barry and step-brother Matthew.