Saucy show to give hope in mental illness battles

A RISQUE review is set to tease audiences into greater awareness of mental health issues faced by the Coast region's protectors.

Burlesque L'Amour adults only dance school owner Jordyn Clancy was among those in the wider Coast community stunned by the 2015 suicide of Maroochydore police officer Detective Senior Constable Russell Sheehan.

Ms Clancy, 26, said she was school friends with Det Snr Const Sheehan's daughters and knew the officer and his wife Kathy quite well.

"Our school we went to was a really close community school," Ms Clancy said.

"When I did hear the news it was a big shock."

 

Since then she has kept in touch with the Sheehan family and welcomed Det Snr Const Sheehan's daughter Kaitlyn Pobar as a dance class student at her Warana studio.

Inspiration to put on a performance to benefit police charity Blue Hope came through that bond.

Mrs Pobar and her family have been heavily involved in Blue Hope fundraisers since her father's death.

Ms Clancy said about 80 women as well as male dancers would be a part of an 18+ cabaret and burlesque variety show next month aimed at raising more than $7000 for the charity.

"It is quite cheeky and risque."

She said a charity event she hosted last year for a different cause raised more than $7000 and she was hoping to at least match that.

"We've sold 100 tickets, we would like to reach 200."

The show will be held at Siena Primary School in Sippy Downs from 6pm on October 27.

For more information or tickets visit www.burlesquelamour.com.au.



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