THE borough’s airport staff have been having a go at latest global dance craze - the ‘Harlem Shake’ to support a young mum suffering from advanced bowel cancer.
Since her diagnosis, Katie Scarbrough, who works at Birmingham Airport for SN Brussels, has been raising money for charities and, although seriously ill, writes her own inspirational blog.
The 32-year-old wanted to put a ‘Harlem Shake’ on her YouTube site and so staff from across the airport have come together to make it a reality.
An appointment for chemotherapy treatment prevented Katie from being at the Eurojet terminal to watch the dance in front of Cello Aviation’s VIP jet but her children Sam, aged eight and Sophie, who is four, took part, watched by dad Stuart.
The airport provide a bus for the dancers, firemen joined in and security staff helped make it an afternoon to remember.
Special guests even dropped by including mascots from Aston Villa and Wolverhampton Wanderers, Batman, Mr Blobby and ‘The Stig’ together with his ‘reasonably priced car.’
Recently speaking about her blog, Katie said: “It is a memory, a keepsake for them [her children].
“My brother-in-law suggested I do it. My first one was really short, but now I can’t stop writing.
“As well as raising awareness of the condition, it helps me as I write about some very difficult things.
“I really want something positive to come out of me having cancer.
“If I can raise money for charity or make someone go to the doctor with symptoms, that’s what I want to do. That’s what keeps me strong.”