Strictly Come Dancing stars Natalie Lowe and Ian Waite delighted the audience at the Holiday Inn West in Peterborough recently for 2015 Strictly Dance Fever in aid of the NSPCC.
The event, organised by the Peterborough Business Support Group of the national charity, raised in excess of £21,000 from ticket sales, auction and raffle.
“The event was sold out within a week of tickets going on sale. It is proving to be one of the hottest tickets in town,” said NSPCC PBSG chairman Chris Collier.
“It’s another massive fund-raising success and just goes to show how genereous the business community in the city is when it comes to supporting the work of the NSPCC service centre that works with vulnerable children and their families.”
The event was hosted by BBC Radio 4 presenter Paddy O’Connell and there was entertainment from Take to the Stage, who sang a number of Saturday Night Fever numbers.
It’s the second year running Natalie Lowe and Ian Waite have performed at this event. Natalie has spent quite a bit of time in this area training the People’s Strictly champion Cassidy Little from Market Deeping.
“This is undoubtedly one of our favourite engagements of the year here in Peterborough,” said Ian. “Everyone is so generous, appreciative and welcoming to us. It’s a great cause and we are delighted to be involved.”
The Peterborough Business Support Group has now raised approaching £700,000 to help fund the work of the local NSPCC service centre over the last 18 years.