2019 was the year that a small group of parents of The Grange School Parents Association in Northwich, decided to organise a Strictly Come Dancing themed event to help raise funds for a charity personally attached to the school.
In 2017 Molly Chapman, a student of The Grange School, was diagnosed with a malignant rhabdoid tumour in her neck, which changed the family’s life completly. You can read more about ‘Molly’s Way’ via the following link:
Following 8 months of gruelling treatment, the cancer was bought under control and has been stable since the completion of the treatment.
The Grace Kelly Childhood Cancer Trust was the chosen charity, and the event was aimed to raise as much money as possible for this charity, with special guests of the evening being Molly and her younger brother Ted.
There were 10 contestants selected, which was decided by the highest 10 bids by individuals to take part in the event, of which the Head teacher and Deputy Head teacher of the school itself were selected.
Cadmans Dance Centre was approached to train the chosen contestants and advise on the events proceedings. Training started in January with lessons taking place up until the event on Friday 26th April 2019.
The event was held at the beautiful Mere Resort and Spa in Knutsford, with an audience of 350 guests. The contestants were partnered up with dancers from Cadmans Dance Centre and each learn a show dance to perform to everyone as the evenings highlight entertainment.
The event was a great success with the glitter ball trophy being awarded to Anna Evans, Deputy Head at The Grange School, who danced the Salsa.
However the greatest achievement of the evening was the incredible amount of money raised by the event, which exceeded an incredible total of £75,000.
Cadmans Dance Centre are truly grateful to have been asked to be part of such an incredible event, and are very proud to be part of this amazing accomplishment.
Below are some highlight photos from this fabulous evening: