Yeovil adult burlesque night raises hundreds for charity
By abbie_yeovil | Wednesday, October 24, 2012, 15:47
A local burlesque dance troupe raised over £500 for St Margaret's Hospice last week at their "All tease, No sleaze" adult night.
Killer Heels Burlesque troupe performing at the Quicksilver Mail in Yeovil - Picture by Bob Dickie
Poppy Raine performing at the Quicksilver Mail in Yeovil - Picture by Bob Dickie
The saucy troupe of Yeovil based curvy burlesque dancers included Miss Poppy Raine, Peach Schnaps and Delilah Mae.
The girls, from Killer Heels Burlesque, provided an adult variety show for all who attended the event at the Quicksilver Mail in Yeovil.
Scrumptious cupcakes and other tasty refreshments were on offer as well as a raffle which gave away slightly alternative prizes including a voucher from Inked Tattoo Studio.
St Margaret's Hospice received all profits made from the night as the girls say the charity is one "close to their hearts." Poppy Raine, one of the performers for the burlesque troupe, said the charity was important to her for personal reasons.
She said: "St Margaret's Hospice is so important to me because of the support they gave to my mother when she was suffering with cancer.
"They were all so kind and sweet, visiting her and just generally really helping out during her final months.
She added: "It is also really nice to give money to a local charity and to know that we are doing something to help."
"We had some amazing feedback on the night – we got so many lovely comments from people."
The girls all feel that burlesque gives them a real confidence boost and want to introduce more local people to the art. Poppy said: "I started doing burlesque after travelling Australia and seeing how amazing the burlesque dancers there are.
"I do it because it gives me extra confidence more than anything and it is such an amazing art.
"Not many people know about burlesque in Yeovil and it's great to be able to show off my art whilst introducing it to new people."
The girls attracted over 100 people to the Quicksilver Mail on the night and are delighted with the response they received. They plan to use their talents to raise more money for charity in the South West.
For more information on the Killer Heels Burlesque troupe you can visit their website.