The latest fundraising effort from Bolton Hospice, Strictly Learn To Dance, will see rookie dancers attempting to dazzle and delight audiences in April. And who better to transform them than Sandham's Dance Studios, who have taken on this colossal task.
Strictly Learn To Dance will see 10 men and 10 women being trained by the professionals at Sandham's Dance Studio for 10 weeks. They'll be put through their paces, working hard and learning choreography, with a grand finale competition in front of 400 people at The Last Drop Village on April 20th.
So far, several names well recognised int he Bolton community have stepped forward, including Bolton Hospice's own chief executive Leigh Vallance, and Cllr Andy Morgan, a trustee of the Hospice. The Bolton News' entertainment correspondent, Melanie Wallwork, is also taking part.
Contestants are still being invited to take part. It's a great opportunity to not only raise money for a great local charity, but to learn how to dance for free from the talented Sandham's Dance Studio teachers, and maybe lose some of those post-Christmas pounds.
If you don't want to dance, but want to help in other ways, the services of a hairdresser and beautician are also needed to give the contestants makeovers for the live final. To get involved, contact the Bolton Hospice on (01204) 663066, or email Bolton Hospice's events manager, Maria Passarello at firstname.lastname@example.org
And good luck to all those taking part.