Preston Grasshopper Rugby Club Strictly dance charity competition
PUBLISHED: 00:00 09 August 2018
Members and staff from Preston Grasshopper Rugby Club scored a try for charity when they donned sparkly gowns and dancing pumps to stage their own version of Strictly.
Grasshoppers charity dance
Marie Thomas applying her makeup
Geoffrey and Stephanie Smith, Gayle Squires, Andrew Smith
Katie McDermott and Gracie Vincent
Professional to open the dancing
The competition begins
Finishing touches for Jennifer Parkinson
Linda Dickinson being made up by Caroline Chesworth
Competitors in the dressing room
Organisers Sally Dickinson and Lydia Dickinson
Rachel Gill, Rachel Dennison, Linda Kenyon
Ann Naturaj, Barry and Marilyn Thomas, Frances Stancliffe, Ian and Jane Thompson
The orchestra playing for shoppers
More than £3,000 was raised for the Rock FM Cash for Kids charity after experts from two schools, Dancers Preston and Dancers on Pointe, worked with a wide range of people from players to kitchen and bar staff.
They trained them two hours a week over ten weeks to compete in a competition, which has raised almost £20,000 for various charities over the last ten years. The evening started with a dance routine from the professionals before each competitor did an individual dance in front of a panel of judges.