Monday, 16 May 2016

Strictly Dancing returns to Hereford

Herefordshire Cathedral, Event
Stars of television and screen, George Lamb, Fiona Fullerton and Larry Lamb, along with society jeweller Theo Fennell, were the comperes and judges for Hereford Cathedral Perpetual Trust’s spectacular Strictly Dancing gala and dinner last Saturday evening.

Ten couples, many of whom had never danced before in anything other than a social setting, took to the floor after three months of intense training and produced an evening with some dance routines ‘good enough to be on BBC1 on a Saturday evening’ according to one judge.

Mindy Hammond, one of the dancers and Daily Mail columnist, said ‘we have all had a great time, the room was filled with laughter and much fun was had by all’.

Phil Brace, another dancer and a long term supporter of the Perpetual Trust, said ‘we were all in it together and we supported each other when our nerves got the better of us. It is the spirit of this wonderful event that makes it such a memorable experience. It also allows us all to do our bit to support the Perpetual Trust and Hereford Cathedral.’

Following voting by the judges and audience, Wendy Tarplee Morris, best known for her work with the Little Princess Trust, and dance partner Tim Pattison were voted best dance of the evening.

‘It was an amazing evening and the first time either of us had danced in such an event but it was such a remarkable experience,’ said Wendy.

‘As dancers, we would like to thank all those who made the evening such a wonderful event, not least the sponsors BMW & Mini Cotswold Hereford who put such energy into making it special, which even including commissioning a special film showing our compere George Lamb and the Dean of Hereford arriving at the event – George even got to drive his mini onto the dance floor!’

The Perpetual Trust has already started its recruitment of dancers for Strictly Dancing 2018 and anyone interested in taking part or receiving information about the evening should contact the Perpetual Trust office.

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