Dr Kershaw's Strictly 2024

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A Night at the Movies Themed Dr Kershaw's Strictly Event Raises Thousands for Patient Care at the Hospice!

Friday 15th March saw us bring our very own version of Strictly Come Dancing to the Queen Elizabeth Hall.


Dr Kershaw’s fabulous fundraisers had been training for many weeks to perfect their dance moves in a bid to be crowned the Dr Kershaw’s Strictly 2024 Winners and to be presented with the coveted glitterball trophy. Each dance couple took to the dance floor to showcase their moves in front of an audience of 300, whilst also raising an incredible amount of money for the Hospice.
Following the theme of ‘A Night at the Movies’, the dancers performed beautifully with a selection of show stoppers from Dirty Dancing, Mamma Mia, Shrek, Mary Poppins, and The Greatest Showman. The night kicked off with a bang as the dance competitors, dressed as Pink Ladies and ‘T’-Birds, performed a Grease mega mix group dance.

The audience were also treated to a welcome drink on arrival, a three-course meal and live entertainment including performances from Jayne Barnes School of Dance and from singer, Denis Ferrige. Jeffrey Longmore, aka Dame Dolly and Tina Turner, was the perfect host and brought real fun and sparkle to the event. The standard was very high and the guest judges had their work cut out, but Max Freeman and Leanne Bailey stole the show with their Dirty Dancing performance and took home the coveted glitterball trophy!

Raising over £26,000 and counting to support patient care at the Hospice, the event proved to be a great success. Dr Kershaw’s team of ten dancers were set a collective fundraising target of £10,000 and with further funds still to be added, the talented team are at 65% of their overall fundraising target with only £3,500 to hit their target. Along with ticket sales, a silent auction and a raffle on the night also brought in much needed funds for the Hospice.

Last year’s Strictly finalists, James Ogborn and Natasha Barker were on hand to present the glitterball trophy to the 2024 winners, Max and Leanne (pictured above).
Thank you to everyone who supported this event, including: the staff at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, New Image PR, C&C Catering, Chair Covers by Ruth, our host Jeffrey Longmore, our judges Mina Anwar, Richard Fletcher, Shelagh Bourke, Angela Messina, our Dance Schools RF Dance, Jayne Barnes Dance, Jenna Huszár Dance, The Amy Mackie School of Dance & Drama, Billingtons Oldham, Jayne Barnes Dance School Dancers, Dennis Ferrige, James Ogborn, Natasha Barker, Spindles Town Square Shopping Centre, Northern Belle, Manchester United FC, Manchester City FC, Liverpool FC, La Salsa Tapas, Mazzo, Booths Garden Centre, Ryder & Dutton, Arumba Bar, Tunnel End Pie, Light Up Events North West, iCatching Events, Oldham College Students for hair and make up, Manchester Picture and Sports Framing, our amazing volunteers, our wonderful audience members, and last but certainly not least, our incredible dancers. Your amazing support means so much to our Hospice, our patients and their loved ones.

Click here to take a look at the photos from Dr Kershaw's Strictly 2024!

Click here to catch up on our entire Strictly show on our YouTube channel!​​​​

Register your interest below as a Dr Kershaw's Strictly 2025 dancer!

2025 Dancer Interest Form


We are also on the lookout for professional dancers for our event, please contact our Fundraising Team on email: fundraising@drkh.org.uk or call us on 0161 624 9984.

Watch this space to buy tickets to attend the 2025 event taking place at the Queen Elizabeth Hall!

Our Dr Kershaw's Strictly 2024 Dancers!

It's not too late to support our five amazing couples; Paula and Gillian, Shirley and Kris, Leanne and Max, Lawrence and Sheeren, and Jessica and Sally!

To support our dancers and to make a difference to patient care at Dr Kershaw’s, visit the JustGiving page and click on your chosen dancer at:  https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/drkhstrictly24


Our Dr Kershaw's Strictly 2024 Dance Schools

Thank you to our 2024 Dance Schools, we couldn't run our event without your support!

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Thank you to Billingtons for providing us with a space for our dancers to rehearse their group dance each week!