Strictly Got to Dance for Cransley Hospice

Cransley Hospice in Kettering
Cransley Hospice in Kettering
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Dozens of people are being put through their paces for a Strictly-style dance contest – with Cransley Hospice in Kettering the ultimate winner.

Nine teams from the area have signed up for the competition and are now busily preparing to strut their stuff in March.

And the venture could raise as much as £10,000 for the London Road hospice.

The teams, which include representatives from local businesses and Kettering General Hospital, are joining experts from the MaSh School of Dance in Grange Road.

Cransley Hospice fundraiser Di Patrick said: “They have all been married up with their professional dancer.

“The teams have got to commit to learning the dance, and each dance participant has got to raise £100 in sponsorship money.”

She said people should “watch this space” for ticket sales, saying that a lot of public interest had already been shown.

Strictly Got to Dance takes place at Wicksteed Park in Kettering at 7pm on Saturday, March 22.

And when they do go on public sale, the process will be on a first come, first served basis, she added.

Meanwhile, Cransley Hospice is holding a Tree of Lights event this Christmas, giving people the chance to sponsor a light on a tree in memory or honour of a loved one.

In addition to raising funds for the hospice, the event allows people to come together in a special way to remember loved ones at Christmas.

It also raises more than £20,000 for Cransley.

For more details on fundraising events, visit the website