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Dancing duos raise thousands for charity

Thursday 22nd March 2018

11 couples danced the night away at the St. Vincent’s Hospice Strictly Come Prancing, going head to head to raise more than £25,000 for the charity.

The annual extravaganza took place in the Normandy Hotel, Renfrew, and based on the popular Strictly Come Dancing television series, the duos with no previous dancing experience took to the floor in an attempt to impress the judges and live audience, vying to be crowned the 2018 champions.

Fundraiser for St. Vincent’s Hospice, Paul McGregor, said: “It was another fantastic night of Strictly Come Prancing, as our extremely nervous couples got the chance to show the moves they have been working hard to learn in just two months. 

“Everyone performed incredibly well, with the end result being an extremely close competition. Our winners in the end were Kenny Reid from Crookston and Lauren Murney from Bridge of Weir, eventually coming out on top with their Grease Lightning routine after a dramatic dance off with Gordon Littlejohn and MT O’Donnell.

“But most importantly, the evening was a huge success for St. Vincent’s Hospice, raising more than £25,000 towards our services.”

St. Vincent’s Hospice is a provider of specialist palliative and end of life care for individuals and families impacted by life-limiting conditions all across Renfrewshire. They also offer a range of bereavement and counselling services for children and young people who have suffered the loss of a significant loved one in their life.

Every penny raised goes directly into this vital resource for the community, allowing their team to continue to provide the right care at the right time, for everyone who needs it.

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Dancing duos raise thousands for charity