Dancers step up for another Strictly Corby

Some of the dancers taking part in Strictly Corby

Some of the dancers taking part in Strictly Corby

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Would-be dancers are ready to trip the light fantastic in this year’s Strictly Corby event in aid of Lakelands Hospice.

For the fourth year running, 10 local people will partner professional dancers from MaSh dance school in the event which has raised nearly £50,000 for the hospice in Butland Road.

The night of fun and good-natured competition takes place on Friday, October 17, at the Best Western Rockingham Forest Hotel.

Dancers met for the first time at the weekend to start 12 weeks of training in the hope of performing perfect routines.

Already signed up to take part are Trish Oliver from Asda, Abbie Kennedy from Oxford University Press, Michelle Petch and Scott Carson from RS Components, Jayne Edwards from Santander Corby, Debbie Mapson from Mapson Builders, Trevor Hunter representing Lakelands Hospice, Josh Murphy from Tata Steel, Christopher Savage from the Knights Lodge pub and Warren Browning who is general manager of the hotel.

Lakelands fundraising manager Paul Marlow said: “Last year’s event was a special night with a cracking atmosphere and I’m looking forward to the same this time round.”

Shelley Davis, who runs MaSh dance school, said: “Over the last three years everyone has had a great time and a lot of the celebrities have gone on to take lessons and exams.”

Tickets for Strictly Corby go on sale at Lakelands Hospice on Monday, September 8.