Thursday, 10 November 2016

Dust off your dancing shoes, 'Strictly' fever will hit Hertfordshire in January with the launch of Strictly Come Hospice, Peace Hospice Care's annual fundraiser.

Participants will take part in seven weeks of dancing lessons with professional dancers from Paul Alex Dance Studios before they get to perform their routine in front of a panel of expert judges, and an audience of 500, at the Strictly Come Hospice Grand Finale on Friday 17th March at the Watersmeet Theatre, Rickmansworth.

Anyone interested in taking part and helping to raise funds for Peace Hospice Care can sign up by calling Events Co-ordinator, James Breen, on 01923 335373 or emailing events@peacehospicecare.org.uk; you can register as an individual or a couple.

Last year's runner up, David Hibbert, 51, from Bushey, will be returning to the stage with a new dance partner in the hope that he can take the winners' trophy. In May, David had a heart attack but he has bounced back healthier and stronger and is determined to make his Strictly Come Hospice experience a celebration.

Talking about his Strictly experience, David said: "I had never danced before and I loved the experience from the first day to the finale. I want to draw a line under my heart attack and pick up from the high that Strictly Come Hospice gave me and support a great cause too."

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Every year Peace Hospice Care needs £5 million to run and deliver their specialist free services. However they only receive £1 million from the NHS; the remaining £4 million comes from the generosity of the local community.