Strictly Cransley dance competition hopes to raise more than £50,000

All the teams in the 2015 Strictly Cransley event
All the teams in the 2015 Strictly Cransley event

Eight teams bravely volunteered to take part in this year’s Strictly Cransley event to raise money for the hospice.

The teams, from Ladies First Gym, Pytchley Golf Lodge, Universal Engineering, Hospice supporters and volunteers, Balance Health Club, Slimming World, I M Kelly Automotives and the Breast Care Unit at Kettering General Hospital were mentored by dance teachers from MaSh Dance and taught two group routines.

They then performed the routines before the judges and a sell-out audience of 1,000 people at Wicksteed Park.

Sarah Platt was part of the Voluntinos, made up of Cransley Hospice volunteers and supporters.

She said: “I was really nervous knowing there were 1,000 people in the audience, but knowing 100 were family and friends supporting us made it more bearable.

“The atmosphere was absolutely brilliant, everyone gave so much support to each team and I felt proud to be part of it.

“I can’t believe how much we raised on just one night.”

The Voluntinos trained for nine weeks, starting with two hours a week and then increasing this to two two-hour sessions a week as they learnt their Latin and jive routines.

Sarah added: “We are really pleased with what we’ve achieved.”

The overall winners were Zero to Hero, from Universal Engineering, with Queens of Cardio from Ladies First Gym claiming the runners-up spot.

Zero to Heroes at the 2015 Strictly Cransley event

Zero to Heroes at the 2015 Strictly Cransley event

Slimmers With Attitude from Slimming World came third.

The judges’ choice was won by Bravado from the Breast Care Unit at Kettering General Hospital.

Cransley Hospice hopes to raise more than £50,000 from the event.

I was really nervous knowing there were 1,000 people in the audience.

Sarah Platt
The team from Ladies First at the 2015 Strictly Cransley event

The team from Ladies First at the 2015 Strictly Cransley event

The Voluntinos team

The Voluntinos team