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Men needed as cancer charity does Strictly Come Dancing

Mairead Stewart and Ollie Govett, from Cancer Focus NI, give it a twirl to encourage men to sign up for the charity’s Strictly Come Dancing fundraiser 

A LEADING cancer charity has appealed for men to take part in a Strictly Come Dancing event - after being inundated with entries from women.

Cancer Focus Northern Ireland is hosting the Strictly show to raise funds for children affected by cancer and has pleaded for local men to get involved.

The charity says it needs 20 men to sign up. No previous experience is necessary as professional ballroom dance teachers from Ballroom Blitz NI will be providing lessons.

Potential dancers can sign up for Strictly at the Movies, finishing with a grand finale on 10th November or, alternatively, the Strictly Christmas Special on 7th December. Tickets for both finales will be available for friends, family and the public.

Sign up is £30 and the charity requests a minimum of £250 to be raised through fundraising by each dancer. 

Community Fundraising Officer Suzie Colledge said: "We know there are men out there who love to dance and we want to meet them. The lessons are fantastic craic, they help you keep fit and, you never know, you might even find the woman of your dreams! Why not give it a whirl, it’s for such a good cause and we need you.

“All the money raised will go towards our family support service, which carries out important work with families when a mum, dad or grandparent has cancer.”

To sign up or for more information contact fundraising@cancerfocusni.org.

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