Stepping out Strictly-style at Stick ‘n’ Step!
15 November 2023
We held a spectacular 'Strictly Come Dancing' themed fundraising event at Thornton Hall, Wirral last weekend and raised over £46,000 with funds still coming in, including almost £14,000 in sponsorship from the fab-u-lous contestants!
Nine volunteers, each partnered with a professional, put on their dancing shoes and strutted their stuff on the dancefloor. Each contestant had just 10 lessons over a couple of months to perfect a dance routine and the results were amazing, with some wonderful dancing on display.
Sarah Curtis, head teacher at Meadow Community Primary School in Ellesmere Port, lifted the glitterball trophy as the winner of the night. She danced a Viennese waltz with professional dancer Mario from Turbo Dance, to the theme tune of Pirates of the Caribbean. Sarah and her husband are long term supporters of ours as Sarah’s best friend’s nephew, Oscar, has attended our conductive education classes for years.
Clare Letham, a GP from Manchester, whose five year old son Xander attends our Runcorn centre, won the People’s Choice award for her beautiful waltz to ‘How long will I love you’ by Ellie Goulding, with professional dancer Stephen from Licence to Dance.
Guests enjoyed a three-course meal before being treated to a showcase performance from the professional dancers and of course the Strictly-style competition itself. An auction and a raffle rounded off the evening.
We would like to say a huge thank you to all our friends and supporters, including our sponsors Slater & Gordon for making this year’s Strictly event such a success. The dancers worked so hard and really surpassed themselves.
Our Just Giving page is still open and it would be fantastic if we could reach £50,000, so anyone who wishes to donate can do so at https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/strictlysticknstep2023