Strictly St. Rocco's event raises £61,000
PUBLISHED: 00:00 07 February 2019
Guests enjoyed a sparkling night of competitive dancing at the sixth Strictly St. Rocco’s event
Strictly St. Rocco
The judges - Victoria Bennett, Principal of Cadmans, Ian Mackinnon, patron of St. Rocco’s, Karen Speers, principal of AT Dance and Ralph Casson, actor and dancer
Shaun McDermott, Contract Manager, dancing the Charleston with professional partner Natalie Goodier
Shaun McDermott and Natalie Goodier
Alison Moody , General Manager, Manflex Ltd dancing the Tango with professional partner Chris Millward
Daniel Lee and Georgina Burke
Emile Kreisler and Amy Hancock
Jan Costello, patient at St. Rocco’s Vitality Centre gave a heart warming speech
Keith Robertson and Charlotte Litherland
Andrea Hilldrup, teacher at St. Wilfred’s CE Primary School dancing the Quick Step with professional partner Callam Thomson
Liz Williamson, Corporate Bank Manager, dancing the Paso Doble with professional partner Lewis Crowder
Winners of Strictly St. Rocco’s 2018 Liz Williamson and Lewis Crowder
Striclty St. Rocco’s Dancers: Charlotte Litherland and Keith Robertson, Caz Clair and Michael Champion, Alison Moody and Chris Millward, Georgina Burke and Daniel Lee, Natalie Goodier and Shaun McDermott, Liz Williamson and Lewis Crowder, Sarah Derbyshire and Alex Whyatt, Andrea Hilldrup and Callam Thomson, Leah Hughes and Adey Lummis, Amy Handcock and Emile Kreisler
Sarah Derbyshire, Business Manager, dancing the samba with professional partner Alex Whyatt
Vicky Hewitt, Head of Marketing from sponsors Rybrook Jaguar with winners Liz Williamson and her professional partner Lewis Crowder
Hosts for the evening Tracy Griffiths and Ian Lawson
Caz Clair, Head Complementary Therapist at St. Rocco’s dancing the Waltz with professional partner Michael Champion
Judge Ian Mackinnon, St. Rocco’s Patron and former Strictly St. Rocco’s contestant
Adey Lummis from The Original Barbershop, dancing the Cha, Cha, Cha with professional partner Leah Hughes
It was a night of sass, sparkle and sequins as Strictly St. Rocco burst onto the dance floor at The Mere Golf Resort and Spa in Knutsford.
Ten amateur dancers put on a spectacular show for 400 guests in support of the Warrington-based hospice, St. Rocco’s.
Audiences voted and with the scores of the four judges, Liz Williamson and her partner Lewis Crowder were crowned Strictly St. Rocco’s 2018 champions with Emile Kreisler and his dance partner Amy Hancock being runners-up with their jive. Jan Costello, a patient at St. Rocco’s Vitality Centre shared a warming speech with guests about the difference the care she has received has made to her.
The evening raised an incredible £61,000 through the dancers’ fundraising efforts and the generosity of guests on the evening.
‘Without people in the local community coming together to support patients and families in ways like this we simply would not be able to continue to deliver our care. We’d like to say a big thank you to everyone who has contributed to the success of this event,’ said Rachel Ingham, Fundraising Manager for St. Rocco’s.