Following the success of last year’s inaugural event, Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus Scotland (SBH Scotland) is once again asking couples to take to the stage in support of the charity.
They’ll receive 10 weeks of professional dance training to learn and perfect their foxtrots, waltzes and sambas before performing in front of the crowd. Contestants will try to impress a panel of fierce judges which includes Strictly Professional Ian Waite and Scots radio host James Smith, who goes by his stage name Mr Fabulous.
Much like the hit show, the competition will see 12 couples battle it out on the dance floor for the coveted Glitter Ball trophy. However, breaking with convention SBH Scotland opens up their contest to same sex couples.
Ian Waite said: “From what I know about Glaswegians, they’re up for a bit of fun, love to get out on the dancefloor and always go that extra mile for a good cause. SBH Scotland’s Strictly Come Prancing has all this and more. It’s got the glitz, the glam and gives contestants the chance to do something different.
“And don’t worry if you’ve got two left feet, because you’ll receive top training before you take to the stage. All proceeds will be donated directly to SBH Scotland which looks after children, young people and families affected by the lifelong conditions of spina bifida and hydrocephalus.”
The inaugural SBH Scotland Strictly Come Prancing held last year at the Double Tree Hilton Glasgow, was attended by a host of famous faces, including TV fashionista Gok Wan who took on the role of head judge.
Deborah Roe, SBH Scotland fundraising director continued: “We were blown away with the success of last year’s event, which raised over £15,000. But we want to grow it and make this years’ experience even more spectacular.”
SBH Scotland provides range of family support services including weekly group sessions, health check clinics, financial support and dedicated support workers to children and adults affected by lifelong conditions of spina bifida and/or hydrocephalus. More than 3,500 people currently use the services of the charity.
For more information on SBH Scotland’s Strictly Come Prancing 2019, please visit www.sbhscotland.org.uk/strictly-come-prancing/
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