Ryan is on a roll! Here’s his latest blog after volunteering with fellow JCI members on Saturday…
After attending JCI Presenter I along with other JCI Sheffield members and [email protected] volunteers all volunteered at [email protected]’s event ‘Not So Strictly Come Dancing’ at Magna Science and Adventure Centre. With 550 guests and the dancers backstage the night was ready to go! Sequins at the ready!
Black table cloths, big screens, twinkle lights and the judges. The JCI and [email protected] volunteers were briefed about their roles for the night and send to their stations. Crowds of people dressed to impress filled the Magna venue and filled the tables.
The event is based on the popular BBC1 show and 28 brave supporters are coupled together and train for 10 weeks learning the Cha Cha and the Argentine Tango. Finally performing at the gala in front of a panel of 4 judges! Couples competed for the judges scores and ‘public vote’, meaning the donations given by the attendees, to win the stunning Glitterball Trophy and go down in ‘Not So Strictly Come dancing History’! This year was even more special as the ‘Strictly All Stars’ who have danced in the previous year’s competitions and returned for more! One by one the couples danced and this year JCI Yorkshire’s couple strutted their stuff! JCI Barnsley President Ben Hawley and Regional Group Chairman Katie Ogley!
I loved this event! The dancing, the costumes and the donations were amazing! The support for the dancers and for the charity was stunning! The entire event was so much fun. It was great to see everyone rooting and cheering on their competing couple and seeing their smiling faces throughout the night. After donations galore the event managed to raise an astonishing £31,000 for [email protected]! Wow! All of the blood, sweat and tears that the dancers endured to get their routines in tip top condition was all worth it. A truly amazing event and can’t wait for next year! JCI Sheffield is proud to have [email protected] as their charity of the year.
JCI Sheffield is aiming to raise £1007 and donate 1007 hours to the charity as our 2014 challenge. This charity supports children at risk of running away in South Yorkshire and has the only refuge beds for under 16 year olds in the country.
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