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Sunday 26 February 2017

Huge €23,000 is raised for the hospice

Wicklow Hospice Strictly Come Dancing raised €23,000
Wicklow Hospice Strictly Come Dancing raised €23,000

The Wicklow Hospice Strictly Come Dancing fundraising initiative drew to a conclusion in recent days as the proceeds totalling €23,000 were presented to the charity.

The presentation took place at the Arklow Bay Hotel and Wicklow Hospice representatives outlined their gratitude to everyone who helped to make the three-night event a roaring success.

Wicklow Hospice would like to say a heartfelt thank you to everybody who took part in the Wicklow Hospice Strictly especially choreographer Tara Ann Byrne, the dancers, the volunteers and the supporters. Thanks are also extended to prize sponsors Arklow Bay, Campus Oil, Macreddin and the Bridgewater Centre.

Thank you to Avril and Marie Dempsey for doing the hair and to Sharon Kavanagh for doing the makeup for the three nights, HD Electrical who sponsored the hair accessories and to the CBS who allowed the dancers to practice in their school hall. Wicklow Hospice paid tribute also to the judges who had the difficult task of rating the dancers - Mary Moules, MJ O'Neill, Tina Koumarianous, Gary Stephens and Shane Byrne. The night wouldn't have been the same without Vincent Doran and Adrian O'Brien Photography who captured the moments on camera and MC Bill Porter.

Strictly will return in December so if you feel like you would like to take a turn on the dance floor, contact Sinead on 0402 91310. The dream of opening a much needed 15 bed hospice will soon be a reality through the wonderful support of the people of Wicklow for which Wicklow Hospice is very grateful.

Wicklow People

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