Strictly Fun Dancing
Posted on the 24th Mar 2018 in the category Sponsorships
Continuing our support of fundraising for Weston Hospice Care, BWOC were the title sponsors for the inaugural ‘Strictly Fun Dancing’ event held at the Winter Gardens Ballroom in Weston super Mare on 24th March 2018.
4 members of staff from the Weston super Mare office took part in the inaugural ‘Strictly Fun Dancing Event’ at the towns Winter Gardens. The 4 brave dancers (Daniel Webb, Michelle Bissex, Dan Shutler and Tara Evans) dancing in pairs put on their glitziest clothes and polished dancing shoes to perform in front of an audience of more than 300 people. Along with 10 other couples they’d all been practising and learning their ‘Cha-Cha’ and ‘American Smooth’ routines every Sunday, under the guidance of 2 local dance teachers. The glamorous event was hosted by TV celebrity Martin Roberts (Homes Under the Hammer, I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here). All couples did 1 of their rehearsed routines before each being scored by the judges in true Strictly tradition (the audience booing low scores and cheering high scores!!). The 3 couples with the highest score would go through to the final to dance once more, along with the couple who had the most money donated into individual collection buckets on the night. We are pleased to report that Daniel Webb and Michelle Bissex went through to the final dance off where they finished a very creditable 3rd place!!
Weston Hospice Cares event Fundraiser Kelsey Dehaney said ‘I was very proud of everyone who took part. I have been watching them train from day one, and they have improved so much. Even though a lot of them were nervous, they all did an amazing job’. Managing Director of BWOC Mark Wayne said ‘BWOC have a long association with fundraising and supporting Weston Hospice Care. This was a brilliant event all those taking part had put a lot of effort in to rehearsing and performing on the night and it really showed. It was a thoroughly entertaining evening with everyone involved having a lot of fun and raising a lot of money for Weston Hospice Care and the work they do’.
The event raised more than £18,000 for Weston Hospice Care. Next year’s Strictly Fun Dancing is already being planned, with rumours of a move to a larger venue in the town…
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