It’s time to get those dancing shoes on and join Strictly for Grantham Hospice

Put your best foot forward and sign up to Strictly Ballroom, a Grantham Hospice fund-raiser.
Put your best foot forward and sign up to Strictly Ballroom, a Grantham Hospice fund-raiser.
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Love Strictly Come Dancing? Then the Grantham version, organised by and in aid of Grantham Hospice, will be right up your street.

Janie McCormick, fund-raiser for the St Barnabas hospice, is urging couples – and singles – to come forward to be part of Strictly Ballroom, 10 weeks of dancing lessons culminating in a grand finale on the Guildhall stage in April.

Fourteen couples will take lessons at St James’s Hall Long Bennington each Wednesday from January 13, 8-9pm, led by teacher Ann Gibbons. They will learn the jive and foxtrot, and show off their routines in front of family and friends on Saturday, April 23.

Janie said: “Grantham held its inaugural Strictly fund-raiser event in the spring of 2014. And although adrenaline was running at an all-time high, the finale was a fantastic success.

“A tremendous sum in the region of £3,000 was raised for the hospice as a result, and everybody involved enjoyed a night to remember.

“We’re really looking forward to our next Strictly event.”

On the big night, judges will choose their favourite, followed by an audience vote, giving dancers two chances to win. All proceeds will go to the hospice.

Dance lessons are free of charge but dancers are asked to raise at least £100 in sponsorship for the hospice.

Dancers must be aged 16 or over. Registration is £5 and the deadline to register is December 4 – visit www.stbarnabashospice.co.uk/granthamstrictly or call Janie on 01476 591010 to take part, or for more information.