A Strictly-style evening before a sell out crowd of over 400 raised more than £7,500 for charity.
And now the £7618.86 raised has been shared between JDRF Diabetes Research Foundation and Macmillan Cancer Support, which each received £2,539.62 and the competition winners' choice of the National Autistic Society and the Hospice of the Good Shepherd which each received £1269.81.
The event came about thanks to Bedazzled principals Victoria Parry and Stephen Williams who helped volunteers from all over the region, who had no previous dance experience, to learn a dance of their choice.
Donations came from sponsors Mr and Mrs Dave Millington of Chester and jewellers Mococo UK Ltd.
DSI London, suppliers of the dresses to the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing, also offered a studio tour and one dress to be hired free of charge for a weekend.
Victorian and Stephen say the couples ‘absolutely brought the house down’ as they performed their chosen routines practised for hour upon hour each week to ensure they delivered a polished performance.
The winners were Annelise Welch from Ellesmere Port and Sam Pickering dancing the Cha Cha.
Runners up were Emma Creighton and Tom Ellis, dancing the American Smooth and in third place Alex Edwards and Harrison Vare dancing the Paso Doble.
For the event, Clare Pryce said: “Victoria and Stephen cannot thank everyone enough for the sponsorship, donations or raffle prizes and also DSI London who donated a Strictly Experience prize which means our lucky winner Annelise will be able to chose five friends to take to try on all the dresses from the BBC show and also hire one for the weekend of her choice. An unbelievable opportunity.”
For more details of dance classes and tuition telephone Victoria on 07969 453 639 or Stephen on 07425 154 385 or visit www.bedazzleddance.co.uk .