Last night, 11 very nervous couples performed in front of over 500 amazing supporters and raised over £20,000 for St Peter’s Hospice in the process.
We are all incredibly proud of the approximate amount raised, and look forward to the exact figure once all the cash from last night has been counted up and added to our online sponsorship.
As for the competition itself, it was tough. The atmosphere was electric, and the audience wonderfully supportive, but everyone pulled out all the stops and made getting through to the final almost impossible.
Glenn and I did however, wonderfully find ourselves in the final. We were joined by some new friends who wowed the audience and judges with lifts that I haven’t even seen on the BBC show; a beautiful pairing who danced beautifully and from the heart (with good reason, as St Peter’s continues to support them following the loss of a husband late last year); and a pair who have danced together for years in another discipline, but whose talent clearly shone through!
For our first dance, we received some amazing comments, but were still humbled to find ourselves in the final competing against the talented pairs I mention above.
We didn’t win, but we got to dance again together. For me, it’s always been about doing something together, something a little different and the fact that we have made some money for an awesome cause along the way- that was the icing on the cake!
I’m hoping to continue to support St Peter’s, hopefully bringing my legal knowledge into it this time.
I apologise for the lack of legal blog posts of late, but I’m hoping it may have brought a new audience, who might even hang around when normal service is resumed….?
But for all those times that the brain needs a break, I have one piece of advice for everyone…