Dungannon dental nurse Lorna Ritchie takes on Strictly Come Dancing for Marie Curie

Lorna Ritchie, who is a community dental nurse based in Thomas Street Clinic, Dungannon
Lorna Ritchie, who is a community dental nurse based in Thomas Street Clinic, Dungannon

The Southern Health and Social Care Trust are organising a Strictly Come Dancing Event with all proceeds going to the chosen charity of the year Marie Curie.

The entire event will be managed by a professional production company, Take 2 Productions, in conjunction with the Southern Trust Charity Committee.

Participants will be across the whole of the southern trust area plus ambulance services and others, while the judging panel will include local celebrities.

One of our local dancers Lorna Ritchie, who is a community dental nurse based in Thomas Street Clinic, Dungannon, has put herself forward for the heats in the Glenavon Hotel, Cookstown.

Marie Curie is here for people living with any terminal illness and their families.

They offer expert care, guidance and support to help them make the most of the time they have left.

The aim of the four local heats across the trust area and a Grand Final is for their dancers to raise as much money as possible for the chosen charity Marie Curie.

Lorna has already started her fundraising campaign, one of which is her https://www.justgiving.com/lorna-ritchie3

All money already raised from Easter Hampers and collection boxes has directly gone to her just giving page.

Upcoming fundraising events include Come Dine with Me for her family and friends, Afternoon Tea at her home on Saturday the 2nd of July from 12pm-3pm, where everyone is welcome.

There will also be a quiz in a local bar, date and venue to be confirmed in due course.

Any local businesses who would like to support Marie Curie charity and get recognition by advertising on the Strictly Come Dancing Event Programme, can do so by donating to Lorna’s just giving page or by contacting Lorna directly.

Lorna starts her training in September which will take place over a six week period.