Strictly a great success for Carol and Tom

Ormskirk Advertiser - - Student Life -

AF­TER prac­tis­ing hard, the night had fi­nally ar­rived as Carol and Tom took ner­vously to the stage.

Stand­ing on The Olympia’s dance floor in Liver­pool, dressed in their strik­ing, el­e­gant ball­room at­tire, the cou­ple pre­pared to show­case their very own ul­tra ball­room rou­tine.

Carol, a nurse, and her hus­band Tom, a for­mer se­nior carer from Stocks Hall Skelmersdale Home, had been per­fect­ing their ball­room danc­ing waltz se­quence, for eight weeks and were ready to dance.

Stocks Hall Nurs­ing & Care Group had kindly spon­sored the cou­ple by pur­chas­ing a full ta­ble at the event to sup­port and cheer them on as their time came around to take to the ball­room floor.

Mary and Bar­bara, who live at Stocks Hall, along with staff, friends and fam­ily, at­tended the event to en­joy the evening’s en­ter­tain­ment.

Each cou­ple gave their best and the event was a huge success.

Carol and Tom danced to The Tale As Old As Time, from the Dis­ney film Beauty & The Beast, scor­ing 20 points out of a pos­si­ble 30 – a great score!

The cou­ple didn’t win but Stocks Hall Care Homes are very proud of them, both for en­ter­ing the com­pe­ti­tion and for rais­ing money for vi­tal can­cer re­search.

The cou­ple raised an amaz­ing £600 so a big well done Carol and Tom.

Carol said: “We had the time of our lives. It was nerve-rack­ing but re­ally worth it.

“Know­ing we were rais­ing money for Can­cer whilst learn­ing to per­fect our ball­room danc­ing tech­niques, kept us go­ing through­out the whole process.

“We would en­cour­age ev­ery­one to have a go, it’s very en­joy­able.”

Tom and Carol take to the floor to raise cash for can­cer re­search; above, with Mark Clint­worth, ac­tiv­i­ties per­son at Stocks Hall

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