Don’t paso doble this fundraising chance
PEOPLE can put on their dancing shoes and take part in a competition while raising cash for charity.
The Hospice of St Francis is looking for 20 couples who are up for the challenge of learning to dance the Paso Doble and the Charleston as part of its 2015 Strictly Learn Dancing competition.
As part of the challenge, couples will enjoy six weeks of expert dance tuition from professional dance teachers, with lessons starting in Hemel Hempstead in January.
The challenge culminates in the glittering Strictly Learn Dancing Grand Finale on Saturday, March 14, at Centenary Hall in Berkhamsted.
Alan Robson, 56, from Ashley Green, and his partner Katrina Bray, 43, from Chesham, took part in last year’s competition to give something back after Mr Robson’s late wife Sue was given “invaluable” care both at home and in the hospice before she died in February 2011. The couple raised £2,230. Richard McQuilliam and Caroline Reid, of Germain Street, Chesham, also took part.
Mr McQuilliam said: “We just loved every second of it. We were nervous at first but everyone was so supportive and really put us at ease.”
This is the fifth year of the competition with the past four years raising more than £100,000 for the hospice.
For more information visit www. stfrancis.org.uk/strictly or call 01442 869 555.
SHARP AND QUICK: (Above) Alan Robson, 56, from Ashley Green, and his partner Katrina Bray, 43, from Chesham, took part in last year’s Strictly Learn Dancing competition; (right) Richard McQuilliam and Caroline Reid from Chesham took part in last year’s Strictly Learn Dancing competition