Wembley man will dance through 5k run in charity mission

Richus Dominique will be dancing around a five kilometre course in memory of his father

Richus Dominique will be dancing around a five kilometre course in memory of his father - Credit: Archant

A daring Brent man will dance his way through a five kilometre charity run in honour of his music loving father who tragically died of a heart attack.

Richus Dominique, who lives in Wembley, will boogie his way through the Greenwich Park Run tomorrow in memory of Titus who enjoyed listening to country, western and reggae before passing in 2005 aged 63.

The 23-year-old said: “He had a thing for Usher’s music (Confessions and 8701) as well.

“My father loved music so I thought it would be fitting to dance instead of running as a tribute.”

He will also be fundraising on behalf of the British Heart Foundation.

Mr Dominique has already raised around £450 for the charity which funds research, education, care and awareness campaigns aimed to prevent heart diseases, but hopes to smash his £1,000 target.

From house to hip-hop, the former Copland Community School student plans to dance to music which will be playing from portable speakers in his pockets

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He said: “I always wanted to do something for the charity but I wanted to think outside the box.

Telling the Times his friends told him it was a “crazy” idea, he continued: “They do not understand how I will do it but they’ve all been supportive.”

As a trial run, Mr Dominique, who works as a bank cashier, took to Oxford Street, in central London, to showcase his best moves ahead of the event tomorrow.

He said: “People did not really pay much attention to me, although a couple of people did wave from their cars. It was nerve-racking but good practice on what to expect on the day.”

Mr Dominique is no stranger to dancing in public.

In March, he shot a music video alongside friends Jermaine and Jaydon Jacques, 23 and 17, respectively near the iconic Wembley Stadium, to show their gratitude for their mother’s love for Mothers Day.

“That was good fun,” he said.

He added: “I have posted quite a few videos online but this one has received the most views.”

Those who donate to the cause will be given the opportunity to request a song to be played during the event.

For more information and to donate visit www.justgiving.com/reeshdances5k

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