Posted on 28-April-2017   by Imogen Jones

Strictly Come Dancing for Marie Curie

Marie Curie Strictly Come Dancing

There’s no shortage of Strictly Come Dancing fans here at Daniels, so when we were approached to support a special Strictly event raising money for Marie Curie, we jumped – or should I say ‘sashayed’ – at the chance!

For more than 65 years, Marie Curie has been providing care and support for people living with any terminal illness, and their families. Last year alone they cared for over 40,000 people across the UK.

This vital work is why, in 2016, The Southern Health and Social Care Trust nominated Marie Curie as their charity of the year.

The Trust’s ColinClarke, from the Infection Control Department, approached Daniels to see if we would sponsor one of their fundraising events. Specifically, would we sponsor him to compete in the ‘Southern Trust does Strictly Come Dancing’ heats – how could we refuse?!

Marie Curie Strictly Come Dancing


We were proud to sponsor such a talented bunch! Unfortunately in the video above, the audio was removed by YouTube as the song is copyrighted (a pity!)

More than 100 ‘dancers’ signed up to take part and the top five couples from four local heats then went head-to-head at the grand finale. (You can see a picture of everyone at the top of this post – don’t they look fabulous!)

Well done to all the dancers and in particular to Peter Somerville and Emma Nelson who were crowned champions of the dance floor and I’m sure would have got the “10 from Len”! The grand final took place at the Armagh City Hotel.

The event raised an amazing grand total of £150,500 which will help Marie Curie nurses to continue to provide free, high quality care to people with terminal illnesses in their own homes.

Marie Curie Fundraising Cheque

Southern Trust Chair Roberta Brownlee with Jude Bridge from Marie Curie


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Imogen is the Product Manager for our SHARPSGUARD® range, and our Marketing Manager for the UK & Ireland.