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​Stuart to dance for Strictly glitter ball glory in charity fundraiser

Posted by on 3/05/2023
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Stuart to dance for Strictly glitter ball glory in charity fundraiser

FAME as a dancer is only feet away from ballroom novice Stuart Watson as he aims to bring glitter ball glory to Russell Taylor Group.

Stuart, Business Development Director for Industrial Trades and Engineering, will be taking part in this year’s Claire House Does Strictly to raise money for the Wirral children’s hospice.

However, dipping his toes into the world of ballroom glamour and glitter will be a completely new experience for the man who describes himself as having “zero dance skills”.

He said: “I can honestly say I am definitely not a dancer – I’m the guy who literally has to be dragged onto the dance floor.

“But I’m ready and willing to learn, will put my heart and soul into learning the routine and I’m determined to claim the trophy as well as raising vital funds for Claire House, a charity we have supported for many years.”

Claire House Does Strictly, a major fundraising event on the hospice calendar, is this year being held on Saturday, September 23 at Liverpool’s Titanic Hotel. 

Stuart is yet to discover the dance he will perform on the night but will find out when he begins his intensive 10-week training course in July at Merrall’s Dance Centre in Moreton, Wirral, where he will learn a classic ballroom dance with a professional dance partner.

He added: “My partner is going to have a real job on her hands, that’s for certain. I have no rhythm and even my co-ordination is questionable.

“But I’m going into this not only to win it but also bring in much-needed funds for Claire House and its work in caring for seriously ill children and their families.”

Stuart’s goal for his Strictly challenge is to raise £1,000 for the hospice which is currently the focus of a Russell Taylor Group charity campaign. He has set up a JustGiving page – donate here to support him.