Come dancing for charity

LOCAL couples are set to hit the dance floor at Forbes of Kingennie tomorrow (Saturday) evening to raise £30,000 for an Angus charity.

The Come Dancing for Insight event hopes to raise the cash for Insight Counselling and many well-known contestants will be taking part including local radio DJ Graeme Waggot.

And judging the event is ‘king of the jungle’ Christopher Biggins, Strictly Come Dancing professional Matthew Cutler and Radio Tay presenter Stuart Webster.

The contestants will step into the spotlight with their experienced partners from the Kim Devine School of Dance in Forfar, where they have been training weekly since January.

The sell-out event is well on its way to raising £30,000 for the essential local counselling service Insight, which provides free support to more than 2,000 local people every year who need help with stress, anxiety and depression.

Insight board member and event organizer Carroll Gibson said: “Insight Counselling helps local people from all walks of life who, for whatever reason, are suffering from depression and stress or are affected by suicide.

“Although we help thousands of people every year, we still have a 500-strong waiting list and desperately need to expand our premises and train and hire more counsellors so we can help more people more quickly. 

“The Come Dancing for Insight event seems to have captured the public’s enthusiasm for all-things ballroom and I am so grateful to all our dancers, presenters, judges and sponsors who have given their time and expertise so generously to help this important local cause.”

The show will be hosted by Radio Tay station director Gary Robinson and journalist and broadcaster Maureen Young.