Dance for Life 2018 – What a Night!
The Solas Cancer Support Centre Dance for Life took place on Friday 9th of March to a full house in the Theatre Royal. 20 couples danced on the night and after eight weeks of tuition, rehearsal and preparations they all did themselves proud on the night.
Head Judge Jimmy Lyons praised all the couples for taking to the stage and embracing the challenge of learning a complex routine in such a short time- ‘It must have been nerve racking for all the amateur dancers to learn these dances and perform them with such professionalism in these auspicious surroundings –they should all give themselves a pat on the back for a job well done‘
Seamus Kilgannon, of Schivo Medical, had the task of announcing the winners on the night – ‘Schivo Medical are delighted to again be the main sponsor of the Solas Cancer Support Centre’s 2018 Dance for Life event. This is the fourth year in a row for Schivo to support the Solas Cancer Support Centre and we are delighted to be able to support such a worthy organisation. It is particularly pleasing to be associated with this event as it is a valuable fundraiser for the Centre whilst also giving so many people fun, joy and smiles all down to the fantastic entertainment provided by the wonderful dancers.’
The winning couple were Marguerite Casey and Tony McMahon who danced a Waltz on the night.
Brian Creedon Chair of the Solas Cancer Support Centre, thanked all the dancers and volunteers involved in show and acknowledged the contribution that this event makes ‘The free support services provided to those affected by cancer would not be possible without events like this. Last year, over 560 people used the services provided by the Solas Cancer Support Centre and this year is likely to see over 550 people using the services. We are delighted to have Schivo Medical’s support again this year and our sincere thanks to Michelle Condon and Michelle Quilty for putting all our dancers through their paces in preparation for the night. Finally a special word of thanks to the wonderful team of Solas Volunteers who made the night possible’