WeDO members taking part in Strictly Come Prancing to face Britain's Got Talent winner Jai McDowall on the judging panel

Published by Belinda Roberts MBE on

As many of you will know, 6 WeDO Scotland members are taking part in?Strictly Come Prancing?on the 15th of September in aid of our nominated charity?Aberlour Child Care?Trust. ?The event is being organised and produced by our member Peter Ferguson of PDF Productions.?

Choreography lessons have now taken place with all 13 competing couples including our very own?Ken Pritchard?of?Pritchard Property Consultants?&?Ryvoan Lodge,?Chris Davidson?of?Webit Technologies, Winner of our?Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2011,?Tattie Graham?of?Tattie Rose Flowers,?Steven Moffat?of?Shhh …?&?Huan Group,?Susie Lacroix?of?Fexco?and WeDO Scotland Founder?Belinda Roberts. ?Further trepidation is now the order of the day with the announcement of the latest judge joining the judging panel which is none other than?Britain’s Got Talent winner Jai McDowall.

Strictly Come Prancing is the much anticipated fundraising event due to take place at the newly opened Assembly Rooms on September 15.

The occasion will see the great and the good of?Edinburgh?taking to the dance floor in the style of the popular BBC show, in a bid to win votes from the audience.

Jai, who won?Britain?s Got Talent in 2011, will complete the line-up of judges on the night, which includes?Edinburgh?s best known restaurateur James Thomson, who owns The Witchery and Prestonfield House Hotel.

Jai said:

?I am really looking forward to taking part in what sounds like a fabulous night of entertainment in aid of a wonderful cause. I hope Aberlour raise a substantial sum of money from the occasion.?

All of the dance training has been provided free of charge by The MGA Academy while Edinburgh based software giant Microsoft Scotland, and luxury serviced apartments Princes Street Suites have supported Strictly Come Prancing as sponsors.

Other dancers on the night include the Minister for Housing and Transport Keith Brown along with his partner, fellow MSP Christina McKelvie. ?Others taking part include couples from Sopra Group, Cairns Walker, Tigerlily, Holyrood Magazine and Musselburgh Golf Club’s Head Professional, Norman Huguet.

Tickets for the dinner have proved so popular they have now sold out however the charity has now released a limited number of balcony seats which have a slightly restricted view, for just ?10. Those in the balcony will be able to skip dinner and view the performances on big screens, before joining the rest of the audience on the dance floor after the show.

All money raised will go to Aberlour Family Outreach ? Edinburgh, a local service which helps parents affected by drug or alcohol problems, to make changes and provide safer, more nurturing environments for their children.

Aberlour Fundraising Manager?Marie-Claire Jones?said:

?We are delighted to have Jai on board for Strictly and we?re sure he?ll enjoy being on the other side of the judging panel for a change.

We have been blown away by the support for Strictly Come Prancing in?Edinburgh?and are well on our way to selling out of tickets. We hope to raise a substantial sum of money which will help transform lives of vulnerable children in?Edinburgh.?

Strictly Come Prancing will take place at the Assembly Rooms on September 15. ?Balcony tickets are available by CLICKING HERE?and for any other information, please email?[email protected]

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