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Press Release: Friday 20th February 2004
Community Champion - Terri Rawlings

Terri Rawlings of LETS Dance, better known to readers of the 'Echo' as Techno Terri, Club King of Southampton, can now call himself a Community Champion too. He has been awarded a grant of £2000 by Community Action, Hampshire (Tel: 01962854971 - Carol Taylor), from the Community Champions Fund 2003/4.

The money is to develop a 'street dance and music collective', bringing together ad hoc groups of people and individuals living with homelessness and other personal difficulties in Southampton and south Hampshire. Terri's contact with individuals and groups living marginalised life-styles grew out of his volunteer work with the Southampton Voluntary Services drugs awareness outreach project Safe in Sound and the Southampton Area Co-operative Development Agency. This has enabled him to identify four disparate groups and interest them in a long-term project for a place or space of there own, creating a multicultural community HQ.

Terri, who is a qualified Community Dance Leader and the inspirational organiser for LETS Dance, strongly believes with this seed funding he can begin to achieve life style improvements for the members of the groups and support them to achieve their personal and professional goals through dance and music.

The Community Champions Fund was created to enable people such as Terri to work with individuals and groups in their local communities. Most individuals and groups have had little or no contact with the regeneration programs that provide access to advice and funding to acquire further skills and training. The fund was established by the government and managed through the Department for Education and Science.


Terri is currently working with LETSlinkUK to develop a network coordinating LETS in Hampshire and the South-East
Contact him at "Terence Rawlings" www.technoterri.moonfruit.com - • technoterri@letsdance.wanadoo.co.uk

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