TICKETS are now on sale for a cha-cha-charity fundraiser in support of St Andrew’s Hospice where VIP guests will get the chance to have a photo with a certain famous glitterball trophy.
Local couples are currently practicing under tutors Keith and Judy Clifton to perform for your votes at the Strictly Get Dancing final on Saturday, May 13.
It is the second year the hospice has held the event, with the 2016 spectacular raising more than £15,000 to provide care for people with life-limiting illnesses.
Speaking after the launch of the glamorous event, Keith Clifton said he was looking forward to seeing which couple would prove hottest on the dancefloor.
He said: “We do it for the hospice. Last year, we raised an awful lot of cash and we are happy to give it another go this year.
“We have got some interesting couples participating and it will be interesting to see who comes out on top.
“Grimsby is the centre of the universe in terms of dancing and there is huge interest in the show locally. The kids get a lot of support from the area.”
While 250 general admission tickets will be on sale, this year there is also a VIP option on offer for £50 with a very special package lined up for the 30 lucky people who snap them up.
Unique privileges include:
- Advance entry to the final, from 4.30pm
- Champagne and canapes
- Meet and greet dance champions Keith and Judy Clifton, parents of Strictly Come Dancing stars Kevin and Joanne
- Exclusive seating area
- Photo opportunity with the Strictly Come Dancing glitterball trophy belonging to 2016 series winner and hospice ambassador Joanne Clifton.
General admission tickets are priced at £25, with allocated tiered seating on a first-come, first-served basis.
Both types of tickets are only available from The Beachcomber, either in person or by calling 01472 812666.
The venue is open between 9am and 5.30pm Monday to Saturday and from 9am until 5pm on Sundays.