Aberlour Judges Get Dancing for Flagship Edinburgh Fundraiser


Aberlour, Scotland’s Children’s Charity, today announced the judges for their flagship Edinburgh fundraising event, the popular and prestigious Strictly Come #Prancing.

Strictly Come Prancing, which based on the popular TV programme Strictly Come Dancing, will take place at the Sheraton Hotel in Edinburgh on Saturday 20 September, and promises to be a perfect evening of fun, entertainment and fine dining.

Lined up to judge the dancers on the evening are Andy Hamilton (CEO of CompanyNet), Pamela Mundt (of Microsoft Scotland) who won Strictly Come Prancing 2013, and Senay Taormina (Head of Dance at the MGA Academy)

The event is being sponsored by CompanyNet and supported by Microsoft, with monies raised going towards Aberlour Family Outreach – Edinburgh, a service which works with families across the city who are experiencing difficulties with substance use.

Tickets are priced at £70 per person and will include a champagne reception, followed by a three course dinner. This will then be followed by a live dance show, with couples made up of the great and good of Edinburgh, each of whom will be performing a specially choreographed dance routine.  At the end of the evening, the audience will be able to vote for their favourite couple who will be crowned Edinburgh Strictly Come Prancing Winners 2014. The dance floor will then be opened to all guests with live music from Sainsbury’s Bank’s very own band The Back Office until the wee small hours.

Aberlour Fundraiser, Nicola Gandy said, “Aberlour’s really pleased and excited to be returning to Edinburgh with Strictly Come Prancing. I’m really pleased that CompanyNet is sponsoring the evening, and that Microsoft are also continuing to support Aberlour. Their support really will make a difference to Scotland’s vulnerable children and young people.

This promises to be a fabulous evening of champagne, fine dining and some brilliant dancing. It’s going to be unmissable. We’ve got a whole host of fantastic couples lined up to dance the night away and we’ve got a great panel of judges. I can’t wait.”

Andy Hamilton, CEO of CompanyNet commented, “Working with Aberlour is hugely rewarding, and we’re tremendously pleased that we’re able to support Scotland’s leading children’s charity. I’m looking forward to a fantastic evening and hopefully, some fantastic dancing.”

Pamela Mundt of Microsoft Scotland said, “We are delighted to be continuing to support such a great and worthwhile cause. We’ve seen first-hand what a difference Aberlour makes to the lives of Scotland’s children and young people and we’re looking forward to continuing our long standing relationship with our chosen charity”

Senay Taormina, Head of Dance at MGA Academy said, “We’re thrilled to be working with Aberlour on Strictly Come Prancing again this year. It’s a great event to be involved with; a fun evening for everyone, while helping to raise money for such a great cause.”

Tickets are available now for Strictly Come #Prancing which takes place on the evening of September 20 2014 at the Sheraton Hotel, Edinburgh. Tickets can be purchased at http://www.aberlour.org.uk/prancing