Raising Money for Cancer Research through Ballroom Dancing

Let the Competition begin!

So after practicing hard, the night was finally here as Carol and Tom took nervously to the stage.

Standing on The Olympia’s dance floor in Liverpool, dressed in their striking, elegant ballroom attire, the couple prepared to showcase their very own Ultra Ballroom routine.

Carol (a Nurse) and her husband Tom (a former Senior Carer) from Stocks Hall Skelmersdale Home, had been perfecting their ballroom dancing Waltz sequence, for 8 weeks and were ready to dance.

Stocks Hall Nursing & Care Group had kindly sponsored the couple by purchasing a full table at the event to support and cheer them on as their time came around to take to the ballroom floor.

Mary and Barbara living at the Home with staff, friends and family also attended the event to enjoy the evening’s entertainment.

Each couple gave of their best and the event was a huge success. Carol and Tom danced to ‘The Tale As Old as Time’, from the famous Disney film Beauty & The Beast – scoring 20 points out of a possible 30 – a great score!

The couple didn’t win but Stocks Hall Care Homes are very proud of them – both for entering this competition and raising money for vital Cancer research.

The couple raised an amazing £600 for Cancer Research UK– well done Carol & Tom.

Carol says “We had the time of our lives. It was nerve racking but really worth it. Knowing we were raising money for Cancer whilst learning to perfect our ballroom dancing techniques, kept us going throughout the whole process. We would encourage everyone to have a go, it’s very enjoyable.”