A couple from this year’s Strictly Fun Dancing for Weston Hospicecare urge people to apply to take part for the next event.

The hospice is currently taking applications for Strictly Fun Dancing for Weston Hospicecare 2019 which will take place on 23 March 2019 at the Winter Gardens in Weston-super-Mare.

Chris Taylor and Hilary Emery were among the couples to take part in the first Strictly Fun Dancing for Weston Hospicecare and they said: “We felt it was a great way to support the hospice which is very close to our hearts.

“We found it challenging yet great fun and we enjoyed making new friends with the other competitors.

“We loved the camaraderie backstage on the evening of grand finale and enjoyed performing at the Winter Gardens in front of family and friends.

“Hilary particularly enjoyed having her hair and make-up done and having the chance to wear sparkly shoes.

“We were very nervous at the dress rehearsal and nerves on the day were much helped by arriving early and familiarising ourselves with the performance space.”

The pair said their favourite part of the grand finale was seeing other people with smiles on their faces.

They continued: “Seeing the enjoyment on the faces of our fellow competitors and people in the audience.

“Do it! Dance, smile, lose all your inhibitions and you will never regret it.”

The hospice is currently looking for couples to apply to take part in the next Strictly Fun Dancing event. To sign up, prospective duos will need to visit the hospice’s website to download and complete an application form before emailing it to kelsey.dehaney@westonhospicecare.org.uk before the application deadline on Friday 26 October 2018.

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