Dancers take to the floor as Strictly Kershaw’s returns in aid of hospice

THE sequins and glitterballs will be out as Strictly Kershaw’s returns to the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Oldham on November 22 in aid of Dr Kershaw’s.

The fundraising spectacular features nine members of the local community who will be strutting their stuff on the dancefloor alongside their professional counterparts.Dr Kershaw’s Hospice has reached out to some of their most avid supporters to take on the challenge of learning Ballroom and Latin favourites, the Waltz and the Cha Cha Cha.

Amateur dancers include: Kamil Waligora from UK Electronics, James Taylor-Scott from Glo Gym, Dr Kershaw’s Volunteer Co-Ordinator Nikki Butterworth, Lii Raudsep from The White Hart, Joanne Fitton from Beaverbrook’s Jewellers in Oldham Town Centre, Hospice Volunteer Pat Radcliffe, Emily Walker from Co-op Funeral care, Ryan King from local catering equipment distributors LLK and Helena Coburn from George Hill.

They will be dancing with professionals from the International Dance Teacher Association, who have donated their time to get the amateur dancers ready.

The pairs will battle it out to be named the Strictly Kershaw’s Champion and take home the infamous glitterball trophy.

The event, now in its fourth year, is a highlight on Dr Kershaw’s calendar and this year’s event will be hosted by Jeffrey Longmore, an actor and former Oldham Coliseum Pantomime Dame.

Grace Carr, Dr Kershaw’s Events Co-ordinator, said: “Strictly Kershaw’s is a spectacular fundraiser and is one not to be missed!

“This year’s event is bigger than ever, with more dancers taking part and more entertainment.”

It really is the perfect night-out for fans of the Strictly Come Dancing TV show and supporters of the hospice.”

As well as the dancing competition, guests will enjoy a champagne reception at 6.30pm, two-course meal provided by C&C Catering, dances by professionals, an auction and raffle.

Tickets are on sale until mid-day on November 15 and are priced at £40 per person with all proceeds going to the hospice, which is currently undergoing a £3.5million rebuild.

Group bookings are available for tables of up to 8. Tickets are available online at or call the hospice’s fundraising team on 0161 624 2727.

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