CANCER survivor 360 Fitness Club’s Dwone Jones is out to raise money for cancer and squash a few stereotypes.
Mr Jones said people thought he could dance because he was black, but, while he was trying his best, he said he didn’t live up to the stereotype.
“I can’t do choreographed dancing, but being in a night club and dancing, I don’t really class that as dancing,” he said.
Mr Jones is serious about raising plenty of money for the Cancer Council.
He was touched by cancer two years ago and has a family history of the disease.
“The Cancer Council is about research and trying to stop it,” he said. “I want to raise money in the hope they can get rid of the disease.”
Mr Jones said he didn’t have a fundraising target and just wanted to raise as much as he could.
360 Fitness Club will make a contribution and ran an indoor triathlon at the weekend.
His dance partner, Lauren Mettam, said Mr Jones did as he was told and is doing his best in learning their dance, the jive.
Mr Jones described his dance style as “clumsy, heartfelt and humorous”.
Mr Jones and Mrs Mettam take to the dance floor with other couples in the Celebrity Dance for Cancer on June 14.