AN award winning break dancing squad is aiming to bring guest teachers to the town and send out youngsters to competitions across the UK.

UC Crew are hoping for a big year after landing £1,000 from the Aviva Community Fund.

The community organisation specialises in break dancing, hip hop art forms and social action projects.

They plan to use the grant to fund an annual junior break dancing competition, bring special guest teachers to St Helens and give young people the chance to travel to competitions across the UK, including the Kids British Break Dancing League.

The Aviva Community Fund initiative, now in its fourth year, called upon local supporters to champion a project in their area to be in with a chance of securing funding ranging from £1,000 up to £25,000.

Each organisation had to galvanise the support of their local community to vote for their entry in one of three categories: health and wellbeing, skills for life and environment.

Tom Glynn, from UC Crew, said: "The £1000 will be invested in supporting our younger Break Dancers to build confidence, learn from world class professionals, become inspired and have the opportunity to represent their home town at competitions across the UK.

We would like to thank everyone in the local community who voted for us.