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Sunday 22 September 2019

Dancing for Slaney search and rescue

Dance partners and organisers at the launch of Stricty Come Dancing 2019, in aid of Slaney Search and Rescue, in the IFA Centre
Dance partners and organisers at the launch of Stricty Come Dancing 2019, in aid of Slaney Search and Rescue, in the IFA Centre

The dancers and partners who are participating in this year's Slaney Search and Rescue Strictly Come Dancing fundraiser in Enniscorthy are busy rehearsing for the event.

The launch took place last month and there is a high level of interest in the event due to the very worthy cause.

The competition will be staged over two nights in the Riverside Park Hotel, with the fun happening on October 13 and 28.

For those unfamiliar with the hard work and dedication that goes into events like these, the participants spend many weeks rehearsing and practising their routines.

Rehearsals for last year's competition began in June and took place in the Church Institute and also in the Bellefield Sports complex.

A spokesperson for Slaney Search and Rescue said this year's dancers have been working very hard in their efforts to put on the best show possible, describing them as 'trojan'.

Last year's competition was won by PJ Lacey and his partner, Mary Murphy, and the organisers of this year's competition are delighted that the duo are back for this year's event as well.

Last year €8,800 was raised through the Strictly Come Dancing event and everyone involved this year is hoping for even greater success this time around.

Everyone in the community is being encouraged to support this year's event which promises to be one of the entertainment highlights of the year.

Slaney Search and Rescue does an incredible job for the community and the high regard in which its volunteer members are held was underlined by the show of support last year and the organisers are hoping for even bigger success in 2019.

Enniscorthy Guardian

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