Carson McDowell to host Strictly fundraiser for cancer charity

Senior partner Neasa Quigley and partner Darren Toombs
Senior partner Neasa Quigley
and partner Darren Toombs

Staff and clients of Belfast-based Carson McDowell will take to the dance floor later this year at a Strictly Come Dancing-inspired charity fundraiser.

The “Carson McDowell Does Strictly” event in November will see 10 couples, a mix of clients and staff, compete to be crowned champions of the dance floor, all while raising cash for Cancer Fund for Children.

Senior partner Neasa Qugiley, who is taking part, said: “We are really looking forward to this glittering fundraiser which promises to be a night of great entertainment. We would love as many people as possible to come and join us for an evening of sequins and sparkle to help to raise vital funds for Cancer Fund for Children.

“There are 20 of us dancing and rehearsals are already in full swing with our fantastic coach, Victoria McAdoo, former professional dancer. Many of us are new to dancing so it’s a lot of hard work but also great fun. The competition is really heating up and battle for the Carson McDowell glitter ball has definitely commenced!

Sarah Clements, Cancer Fund for Children’s corporate fundraiser, added: “Well done Carson McDowell for organising such a fantastic event. Best of luck and a massive thank you to everyone dancing as they salsa and waltz it out to support Cancer Fund for Children.

“As a local charity, we receive less than 0.5 per cent of our funding from the government so we quite simply cannot provide essential services without the support of the local community and businesses like Carson McDowell.”

Carson McDowell named Cancer Fund for Children as its charity partner of the year last month.

The Strictly fundraiser will take place on Friday 15 November at La Mon Hotel and County Club, and tickets are available for £30 via Eventbrite.

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