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Lionel Blair tap dances at the Children's Trust in Tadworth
Lionel Blair, one of Britain's best-loved entertainers, slipped on his tap shoes at a children’s charity for a TV show aired on Friday.
Blair, 81, visited the Children’s Trust, in Tadworth Court, on Monday as part of a campaign by ITV’s This Morning to encourage people to do acts of kindness in the community.
Blair, who lives in Banstead, performed an energetic dance for everyone at the charity and donated some books that once belonged to his own grandchildren.
He said: "This has been an extremely humbling experience for me, meeting the children and hearing their stories. It’s great to take a moment to be able to put a smile on their little faces.
"The Children’s Trust has such a warm environment."
Blair presented a Peppa Pig toy to Ellie Pratt-White, 2, who has been at the trust for most of her life because of a genetic condition and complex health needs.
He sang her a song and she clapped along before taking his glasses from his top pocket to try them on.
Her mother Farah White said: "This was such a lovely thing for Ellie, she was full of smiles for Lionel and really acted up for the cameras.
"She gets so much out of interacting with people and Lionel was full of energy. We all really enjoyed his visit and were a little star struck."
The Children’s Trust provides care, education and therapy for children with multiple disabilities and complex health needs, and rehabilitation to children with an acquired brain injury.
This Morning’s Take a Moment campaign aims to get as many people involved as possible and the government will donate £5 for each person who goes online to pledge their kindness.
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