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Friday 31 January 2014

Stop Press…Men Wanted


Enlist Your Mates & Dazzle the Ladies on the Dance Floor!

St Lukes Hospice Strictly Learn to Dance Pic by Helen Cotton Photography 2 - Copy

St Luke’s (Cheshire) Hospice has put out a call to action out to local homes, businesses and sports clubs in their search for men to join for their ‘Strictly Learn to Dance’ challenge.    

For Cheshire gents inspired to take the lead from Ben Cohen of BBC’s ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ acclaim then here’s a chance to rally your mates, up your dancing ante, and become champions of the dance floor.

For those ready to take on the challenge, training for the competition is set to start, although places are limited so make sure you sign up soon.

You will also be raising money for St Luke’s (Cheshire) Hospice - supporting their invaluable work in caring for people from Mid and South Cheshire suffering from cancer and other life-threatening illnesses. The hospice is a non-profit making organisation, funded by primarily from voluntary contributions. So, to join in the fundraising drive whilst improving your fitness and having fun, take these three simple steps:-

Step one - put on your dancing shoes and attend dancing tuition to hone those skills.

Step two – ask your friends and family to sponsor you.

Step three – become the next St Luke’s Strictly Learn to Dance superstar!

If you don’t have a partner to whirl gracefully around the ballroom with, there will be plenty of other dancers keen to pair up and learn with you. Or if you are a couple who would both want to take on the challenge, now is your chance to get involved as Strictly Learn to Dance competition returns for what promises to be another spectacular year.

Weekly 45-minute Rock n Roll and Waltz tuition will soon begin every Wednesday evening. This is given free of charge by Mark & Holly from Dancebasics dance school in Crewe.

All the practice and training will pay off, culminating in an extravagant Grand Finale Show at Nantwich Civic Hall on Sunday 18 May, during which a panel of judges will observe the couples as they dance, and crown the winning couple the ‘dancing king and queen’.

Participants will be asked to register and commit to raise a minimum sponsorship of £600 per couple.  Tickets for the Grand Finale will be on sale from late April to raise money for the St Luke’s Hospice, which cares for sufferers of cancer and other life-threatening illnesses.

Nicola Jepson, Senior Fundraising Events Co-ordinator said: “St Luke’s (Cheshire) Hospice’s Strictly Learn to dance has been a huge success in past years, raising over £40,000 for the hospice and we hope this year will be bigger and better than ever before.

If you’re keen to get involved in ‘Strictly Learn to Dance’ contact Nicola Jepson at St Luke’s Hospice on 01606 555684 or

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