Majorettes win awards at national contest
MEMBERS of a city majorette troupe are twirling their batons with extra pride after winning a haul of medals in a national contest.
Harmony Majorettes, based at The Fleet in Fletton, competed in the UK Federation of Majorettes’ national finals at Camber Sands in East Sussex, in May.
The group, which is celebrating its 12th anniversary, took 21 of its members who brought back a total of 46 awards between them. Lucy Day and Fran Mabe - both aged 15 - secured a place in the UK Federation of Majorettes’ Colour Guard, which represents the Federation at events such as Remembrance Day parades.
Alex Keen, who runs the troupe with her mother Louise Sergeant, also took the Ken Cheshire Ambassador Cup, which is given each year to someone who is a good ambassador for the Federation.
The troupe were also overall winners in the Cambridgeshire area contest at the finals, meaning they beat many of their local rival groups.
Alex said: “It was a big achievement for us.”