Strictly’s coming to St. Joseph’s Hospice

St. Joseph’s Hospice is planning the ultimate Strictly fundraising event in September and is looking for participants who fancy hitting the dancefloor.

The Thornton based hospice is partnering with the Marshside School of Dance in Southport to launch Strictly St. Joseph’s and will provide professional dancers and training sessions for the challenge.

The hospice is looking for twelve participants with no previous dance experience. The successful candidates will be partnered with a professional dancer and allocated a specific dance style before beginning their training.

All our Strictly St. Joseph’s couples will perform their routines at The Titanic Hotel in Liverpool on Saturday 25th September. Tickets for the event itself will be available nearer the time.

Maxine Armstrong, head of fundraising at St. Joseph’s Hospice, said: “After 12 months of not being able to hold any fundraising events, we wanted to get the glitter out and launch a brand new event that we can all really look forward to. It is the perfect challenge for anyone who has watched Strictly and dreamt what it would be like to hit the dancefloor with a professional.

“We’re looking for twelve non-dancers, aged over 18, to take part. Each contestant will receive a series of dance lessons but will be expected to raise their own sponsorship for the hospice. This is also a great opportunity for local businesses to support the hospice by putting one of their team forward for the challenge and raising sponsorship.”

Applications for Strictly St. Joseph’s are now open!

To sign up, please call our fundraising team on 0151 932 6044 or email