Posted: Sat 18th Nov 2023

Strictly Nightingales dance spectacular raises £48,000 for Wrexham hospice for people living in or visiting the Wrexham area
This article is old - Published: Saturday, Nov 18th, 2023

A dancing spectacular has helped to raise £48,000 for patient care at Nightingale House Hospice.

Together with Strictly All-stars, 10 local company representatives and six amateur dancers from DTCC came together on Saturday 14 October to dance the night away.

They all had one shared goal in mind – to raise money towards patient care at Nightingale House Hospice, in Wrexham.

In preparation for the evening 10 amateur dancers from local companies trained for months with their professional partners to perfect their routines.

Together they competed for the Strictly Nightingales Trophy in front of four expert judges at Carden Park Hotel.

They performed in front of an expert judging panel, including Chloe Hewitt as the head judge, along with James Wilson, Lilia Kopylova, and Steve Williams.

The evening also featured entertaining group performances from the Strictly All Stars and six representatives from DTCC.

Lynn Roberts, Human Resources Manager at Transcontinental, who sponsored the event, commented on the evening after watching her colleague Sarah Mazzarella dance in the competition.

“Our company were proud to sponsor the Strictly Nightingales event,” said Lynn.

“A wonderful, well-organised, special night of glitz, glam, dining and socialising, whilst raising much-needed funds for our wonderful local Hospice. Amazing!”

Lynn added: “It was such a pleasure to watch novice dancers flourish with their professional dance partners, and to witness all the hard work and commitment they have all put into their rehearsals this last year, as well as the wonderful Nightingale house staff who have worked tirelessly behind the scenes to make the event the success it was, what a delight it was to be involved well done to everyone.”

During the night, Challenge Fundraiser Bethan Scott spoke about the support she and her husband, Dave, received in the final months of his life at Nightingale House Hospice.

She discussed the new Inpatient Unit that will welcome patients in 2024, highlighting the importance of fundraising to ensure others in the community can experience the same level of care and dignity as Dave did.

Sarah Povey discussed the successful night, “Strictly Nightingales was a truly magnificent evening. Thank you to all those who came and supported our dancers.

“They showed incredible bravery and commitment from day one, and it’s been a great journey with them.

“Additionally, heartfelt thanks to our professionals for mentoring them every step of the way. This incredible event wouldn’t have been possible without your support!”

“We are also incredibly very grateful to our event sponsors, Transcontinental. Their support has been so valuable to Nightingale this year and helped make the evening so special.”

After their impressive performance, Jon Cannock from The Uncommon Place and his professional partner Sophie Davies were awarded the Strictly Nightingales trophy, wowing the judges and the audience alike.

If you would like to register your interest as a company representative contestant for Strictly Nightingales 2024 please email [email protected]

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