Disco dancers go for Gould!

Jayne Allen, DJ Tony Torrance and Lucie Green.
Jayne Allen, DJ Tony Torrance and Lucie Green.

Music-lovers took to the dance floor and raised funds for a teacher from Church Lawford to the tune of £260 on Friday.

A disco was held in honour of Jane Gould who is fighting MS and longs to walk again with help from new stem cell treatment.

Rachel Allen and Pamela Allen.

Rachel Allen and Pamela Allen.

Her condition has progressed and now Jane, 43, has increased mobility problems and gets exhausted doing simple tasks most of us would take for granted.

The disco was organised by Rugby Advertiser reporter Lucie Green, who used to work with Jane at the Rugby Advertiser.

“As soon as I heard Jane’s condition had worsened, I knew I had to do something to help,” said Lucie.

“I’d like to thank everybody who supported the disco, with special thanks to DJ Tony Torrance of Atmosphere Disco and Brownsover Hall for donating a night at the hotel with dinner to our raffle.”

People of all ages took to the dance floor.

People of all ages took to the dance floor.

Jane, a teacher, said her condition often leaves her in tears because she’s unable to move.

“My body seizes up which is really challenging and frustrating for me because as I was a yoga teacher for ten years and could get my body into all sorts of physical positions with ease.”

Now Jane has to rely on her partner, Travis and her two teenage children to help her get dressed due to lack of fine motor skills.

Jane, who attended Harris School and is daughter of Rugby vicar Pam Gould and husband Bruce, needs $30,000 to fund the treatment in the United States, which has had positive results among other people with the condition.

Enjoying the night are Bill Allen and Paul Green.

Enjoying the night are Bill Allen and Paul Green.

She said: “This treatment is my one chance.

“I refuse to sit by and let the MS win, but at the moment with all the love and help around me, I feel like the luckiest girl in the world.”