Taking to the stage are...the Prancers

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  • Meet three of the 10 couples in training for this year’s event
  • Biggest fundraiser in the Forget-Me-Not calendar
  • May 2 at Banchory British Legion

Training is under way for Deeside dementia charity the Forget-Me-Not club’s glamorous annual fundraiser, Strictly Come Prancing.

This year, 10 couples are learning the steps ready to take to the floor on Saturday, May 2, at Banchory British Legion.

The first three featured couples are Eva Will and Geoff Woodger, Maria and Gordon Williams, and Julie and Grant Thomson.

A team of dancers from the Banchory Dance Studio will kick off the action packed evening of entertainment following a charity dinner.

A guest star will be announced later who will join the judges. This year’s panel will include David Robinson of NE Dance, Emma Stewart of Deeside Dance Studio & Anne Silcock winner from Strictly Come Prancing 2013.

Strictly is Forget Me Not’s main fundraising event for the year.

Heather Morrison, operations director of Forget-Me-Not, said: “The charity relies on these events and also on the generosity of the community. We were recently given £500 from the Scolty Music Group who often come to Bennett House to entertain our folk.

“We have a coffee morning at Bennett House every Saturday from 10am - noon when we serve freshly made pancakes, scones, cake and freshly brewed coffee for £4.”

The couples train for two hours per week between February and the end of April and can select one dance from a choice of two.

Last year’s event saw the couples dance the waltz and paso doble.

The charity relies on these events and also on the generosity of the community.

Heather Morrison, Forget-Me-Not

If past Strictly events are anything to go by, the night itself promises to see a lively and enthusiastic audience turn out to watch the couples show off their moves. Of course, no dance competition would be complete without some fabulous costumes.

The Forget-Me-Not Club has a day centre on Banchory’s Arbeadie Road.

To find out more about the charity or about Strictly Come Prancing 2015, contact Heather Morrison on 0770273512 or email deesidefmn@aol.com.