Richmond residents were delighted and wowed this weekend as a flashmob of expert dancers paid homage to health workers and raised awareness for motor neurone disease at several locations in the town.

Professional contemporary and urban dancers with London’s Combination Dance Company and the Rambert School spun, flipped and threw some incredible shapes as they hit three locations including Richmond Station on Saturday (July 10).

They did so with Star Cells, a flashmob project from Combination Dance that is inspired by groundbreaking neuroscience research of the Francis Crick Institute and works with the MND Association to raise awareness about motor neurone disease.

The dance, sponsored in part by Richmond Council, featured fantastic dancers representing scientists, doctors, teachers, artists in a celebration of resilience, community spirit, and hope for the future.

The Deputy Mayor of Richmond upon Thames, Cllr Suzette Nicholson, said:

"It was fantastic to see dancers light up the borough on Saturday.

"We have all missed performing arts during the pandemic’s lockdowns, and so it was wonderful that communities got to enjoy surprise performances across the borough."

MND Association provide research on MND and care for those living with the terminal disease, which is a rapidly progressing illness that affects the brain and spinal cord.