Nottinghamshire Hospice

Adding Life to Days

Cheer on our dancing hospice heroes! Who wins? You decide!

Final preparations are underway for one of the most popular fundraising events in the Notts Hospice calendar. It’s all fake tan, glitter and gossip as the Strictly Learn to Dance Grand Final fast approaches.

Hosted by Notts TV’s Iain Chambers, the tenth Strictly Learn to Dance Grand Final will take place on Saturday 8th April at The Space, a brand new state-of-the-art performing arts centre at Nottingham Girls’ High School.

After 10 weeks of expert tuition from Mary Knight at the Roy and Mary Knight Dance Studio, our dancing couples will be tripping the light fantastic during the extravaganza, showcasing their new Waltz and Cha Cha moves, with the ultimate goal of being crowned Strictly Learn to Dance Champions 2017 and getting their hands on the coveted Glitterball Trophy.

I’m half of a mother and daughter dance team like no other, who have put the ‘fun’ back into ‘fundraising’ with laughter, enthusiasm and girly giggles

Taking to the dancefloor on the night will be Nicky, a nurse at our Day Therapy centre on Woodborough Road:

“I’m half of a mother and daughter dance team like no other, who have put the ‘fun’ back into ‘fundraising’ with laughter, enthusiasm and giggles. Being a nurse in the Day Therapy Centre at the hospice, I see first hand how the fundraising is spent but also how much it means to the patients, but Strictly has also meant a lot to me.

It has succeeded in bringing us both closer together, spending time laughing and dancing.  Anyone who comes to the final will not only see the dancing bond we have developed in the last 10 weeks, as well as some fabulous waltzes, cha chas, sequins, glitz and glamour from all of the participants – it will be a dramatic night not to be missed!”

Strictly Learn to Dance has raised more than £50,000 over recent years and supports the Hospice team in providing ongoing care to people with life-limiting illnesses. Each year, Nottinghamshire Hospice provides care, respite and emotional support with dignity to patients and their families across Nottinghamshire, in their own homes, or at the Day Therapy Centre on Woodborough Road. To provide these services, we need to raise £2.7m a year – that’s over £7,000 a day! Access to Day Therapy, Hospice at Home and bereavement support is free of charge and is only made possible through the generous support of the community through donations and fundraising events.

Come and cheer on our dancing hospice heroes! Who wins? You decide!

During the evening, each couple will perform both of their routines and face the judges’ scores and audience vote, before one of them is crowned the Nottinghamshire Hospice Strictly Champions for 2017. In the event of a tie, the couple with the greater audience vote is the winner, so it really could be all down to you!

The Strictly Learn to Dance Grand Final takes place on Saturday 8th April at ‘The Space’, Nottingham Girls’ High School, 9 Arboretum Road, NG3 4JF. Doors open at 6.45pm and the show starts at 7.30pm.

Tickets are just £6 and available to buy below or call the Notts Hospice fundraising team on 0115 910 1008 ext 250 to purchase over the phone.