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Strictly St Rocco’s raises a staggering £82,000 !


THE annual Strictly St Rocco’s dancing competition raised a record-breaking £82, 472 with the total set to continue to rise!

This year’s event was won by Joanna Kreisler who owns Laundry Boutique in Stockton Heath. She danced the Cha Cha Cha and has so far raised an amazing £6746 . Her professional partner was Alex.

Second place was won Lisa Jones of Arval, she danced the Quickstep. Her professional partner was Lewis Crowder.

Once again St Rocco’s worked with Cadmans Dance Centre with the event again held at the Mere Golf Resort and Spa in Knutsford.

Guest Speaker was Vanessa Storey who is one of our ‘Hospice at Home’ volunteers. There wasn’t a dry eye in the house as Vanessa spoke about the care both her sister and friend had received at St. Rocco’s .

Judges were Victoria Bennet (Principal of Cadmans), Ralph Casson (professional dancer and actor), Ian MacKinnon (Patron of St. Rocco’s) and Vicky Hewitt (Marketing and Database Specialist at Rybrook Jaguar).

The event was sponsored by Rybrook Jaguar.

Charlotte Howard, Events Fundraiser at St. Rocco’s said “We’re absolutely over the moon to have raised such an astounding amount at this year’s Strictly St. Rocco’s.

“This will really help us to continue to provide our care and support to all of our patients and their families, as well as the whole Warrington community, when they need us the most. We’d like to say a huge thank you to everybody who attended on Sunday and to everybody who donated.

“A special thank you to all of our dancers, and their professionals from the amazing Cadmans dance Centre, who have worked so hard and shown so much dedication to their performances over the past few months, without them we wouldn’t have been able to make our seventh year such a successful one, and finally of course a massive congratulations to Joanna on taking home the Glitterball!”

Funds are expected to continue to come in via the dancer’s own fund-raising pages.

Joanna and Alex dancing their way to success


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