WeDO Scotland Founder Belinda Roberts & member Norman Huguet from Norman Huguet Golf are on countdown to this Saturday’s Strictly Come Prancing event in Glasgow in aid of our nominated charity Aberlour Child Care Trust.

The Strictly Come Prancing events which are held annually in various locations throughout Scotland are the brainchild of WeDO member Peter Ferguson of PDF Productions and have been instrumental in raising a fantastic amount of money to support Aberlour’s services which help vulnerable children and their families throughout Scotland.

Belinda and Norman have been training hard for the competition and have had lessons and their dance choreographed by our member Sarah Huguet of Huguet Boogie Performance who run dance, performing arts and singing lessons for children from 18 months right up to adults in East Lothian.

WeDO member Murray Grant, founder of The MGA Academy of Performing Arts and corporate entertainment specialists?Macchiato Entertainment has kindly been providing one of his dance studios for rehearsals.

BBC Scotland?s Catriona Shearer, an Ambassador for Aberlour is set to bring some celebrity sparkle to the judging panel for the dance extravaganza which is taking place at the Thistle Hotel in Glasgow.

The event, which is being sponsored by Abbeycare, will see 10 couples, (all from Glasgow except Belinda & Norman) strutting their stuff on the dance-floor in the style of the popular TV show in front of an audience of their family, friends and colleagues.

The event which is a take-off of the popular TV dance show features local and well known couples. Each couple has given up their time for three months to undertake dance lessons, before they out on the dance floor in front of an audience?who will be wined and dined in style.

Judging alongside Catriona will be Christina McKelvie MSP and Keith Brown MSP, both of who recently competed in the 2012 Strictly Come Prancing in Edinburgh. In addition, they will be joined by Martin McLaughlin of Dance Scotland and John McLean, founder of Abbeycare who are also sponsoring the event.

Abbeycare are providers of the UKs only alcohol-specific treatment centres, including one in Ayrshire, focussing on clients suffering from alcoholism and the problems associated with alcohol dependency and misuse. Their work complements that of Aberlour?s Family Support Service which works with mothers and pregnant women with similar issues. It is the only residential service in Scotland which allows mother to live with their children within the service.

Catriona Shearer said, ?I?m really pleased to be able to continue supporting Aberlour. It?s a fantastic charity and they do so much work to help improve the lives of Scotland?s children and young people.

I?m thrilled to be a part of Strictly Come Prancing. It?s going to be a really fun and entertaining evening for everyone, and I?m looking forward to being a part of it, and helping to raise funds for such a great cause.?

Ken Dunbar, Chief Executive of Aberlour commented, ?Strictly Come Prancing is a novel and important fundraising event for Aberlour. As always, we?re grateful for the support of all those involved, particularly Abbeycare who we?re hoping to work with further, particularly as they complement the work we undertake at our Glasgow-based Family Support Service.?

John McLean, founder of Abbeycare, sponsors of Strictly Come Prancing said, ?Abbeycare is a proud supporter of Aberlour and the work they do to help improve the lives of children, young people and their families. We hope that by working closer together with Aberlour, we can help individuals recover from alcohol dependence and achieve a brighter future for Scotland’s children.?

Strictly Come Prancing takes place on Saturday 4 May at the Thistle Hotel, Glasgow. Tickets are ?60 per person and available by clicking HERE?or by contacting Sarah Nicholson at Aberlour on 07772 226567.

If you would like to sponsor Belinda & Norman, you can do so by clicking HERE or alternatively, text SCPG followed by ?1, ?3, ?5 or ?10 to 70070.

We wish them both the very best of luck and to Aberlour for what we are sure will be a fantastic evening.