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Swapping bins for the ballroom
3:00pm Friday 27th September 2013 in News
THIS Strictly St Rocco’s competitor will be swapping bins for the ballroom.
The latest in our training diaries takes a tour to the Refuse Centre.
Martin Egan Profession: Team Leader at Refuse Centre for Warrington Borough Council
Martin works as a team leader at the council refuse centre as well as a driving instructor on the side. Before working for the council Martin was a self employed builder, which meant working long hours, seven-day working weeks. He has lots of hands on skills and experience including brick laying, plumbing and continental coach driving as well as owning a HGV License.
Involvement with St Rocco’s Martin’s dad died at the old hospice and seeing the care the hospice provides to its patients and their families he has been keen to help support the hospice.
he has helped marshal at the Ladies Starlight walk that takes place every year in June, volunteered to help with the St Rocco’s first tree collection which raised £5,000 in January.
Martin has also been involved with numerous charity fundraising in the past, including a 14,000 skydive and 300ft abseil.
Experience with dancing I had a pop at dancing about five years back - mainly the Jive butt it is not the moves I struggles with but the order, which move comes where. But it’s all a bit of fun for a great cause.
Since signing up to Strictly St Rocco’s I have joined a local dance group to practise Latin and ballroom moves for the grand performance on December 1 at Mere Golf Resort and Spa.
This is in addition to his dance lessons with his professional dancer from Cadmans Dance School based in Sale, Manchester.
I am keen to make sure I watch BBCs Strictly Come Dancing each week and am looking forward to my one-on-one session with my professional dancer.
Are you happy with your dance?
Yeah, I suppose I am. It wasn’t quite the dance I was truly hoping for but it’s a good challenge for me.
Are you excited, nervous or looking forward to the event?
I am a little excited, a little nervous - it’s mixed emotions, but all for a wonderful cause. As long as they don’t announce who comes last on the night then I’m looking forward to it.
If you would like to sponsor Martin visit strictlystroccos.everydayhero.com/uk/martin.
There are less than 10 weeks for the dancers to get into shape for the Strictly St Rocco’s event.
Tickets are available by contacting the fundraising team on 575780 or e-mail email@example.com.
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