6 January 2012
Contestants performed at the Strictly Chron Dancing competition
Macmillan’s Northampton Appeal partner, The Chronicle & Echo, has raised thousands at dancing event.
Thousands of pounds, raised at the Strictly Northampton dance competition has been handed over to the Chronicle & Echo’s charity appeal with Macmillan Cancer Support. Strictly Northampton, sponsored by Barclaycard, took place at Royal & Derngate in Northampton last month.
Eighteen well-known county names and faces took to the dance floor with semi-professional dance partners from Step by Step Dance School to perform a waltz, jive and freestyle routine in front of judges including Strictly Come Dancing star Brian Fortuna.
The competition, which was won by Northamptonshire County cricketer Rob White and his dance partner Ruth Supple, raised nearly £35,000 for the Chron’s campaign with Macmillan Cancer Support to raise £1.55 million to fund a new blood cancer treatment unit at Northampton General Hospital.