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Strictly Get Dancing success

09 November 2017
Contestants put their best feet forward to raise over £28,000 for Martin House when it held its Strictly Get Dancing show on Saturday 4th November.

The competition, which took place at The Engine Shed in Wetherby on Saturday, saw 14 couples take to the dance floor.

They each danced a Charleston, a quick step, and a group jive under the watchful eye of judges ITV Calendar presenter Christine Talbot, Emmerdale’s Jeff Hordley, Martin House dad Roger Fielding and head judge Laura Hatton of Northern Ballet.

Bhranti Naik, Martin House fundraiser and event organiser, said: “It was just a fantastic night, there was a real buzz from the audience and all of our couples did an incredible job.

“They had just six weeks to learn three dances, and fundraise for Martin House at the same time, so it was a huge challenge. I want to thank them and everyone who helped us make Strictly Get Dancing such a success.”

So far the event has raised around £28,300 for Martin House.

The winners were Engine Shed manager Lee Connor and his wife Nicole. Lee said: “Every single person involved should be so proud, what an amazing achievement.

“The funds raised will make a huge difference, and that is down to everybody involved in the night and at Martin House.”

Among the dancers were Martin House chief executive Martin Warhurst and trustee Sue Rumbold, along with families who are supported by Martin House.