Bristol Come Dancing 2019
Strictly For Charity
Raised a total of £30000 for Aid Box Community and Temwa!
20 couples went head to head in the ultimate charity dance off, to compete for the title of Bristol Come Dancing Champions of 2019.
Following six weeks of training and fundraising, the couples performed in front of a panel of judges and a live audience to win your votes.
WOW! What a stand-out and spectacular night!
At Aid Box Community - Hope and Help to Refugees and Temwa we have been blown away by all the contestants, supporters, and every single member of the huge team that made Bristol Come Dancing 2019 - LIVE EVENT happen. It truly shows that together we are stronger and when communities work together we can have a big impact.
There are SO many incredible people and local businesses who invested their time, money and expertise to turn a blank canvas into an electric dancing extravaganza. Just check out the image for full list of the incredible troop. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU.
A special thanks go to: All the organisations and their staff who supported the production and decor: Pennywell Project CLEE event audio hire SXS Events Enlightened Arcadia Flat Earth scenery and staging Paintworks@TheCommunityChurch The Invisible Circus, BES Systems Ltd - Sound, Lighting and Staging hire Wingnut Production Lighting Brightlight Productions BUMP Rollerdisco and Refresh West - The Event Bar Specialist.
The local media (Ujima Radio 98fm Bristol TV BBC Radio Bristol, BCfm Radio Bristol24/7), Rice PR, Quarrell Tom, ABC and Temwa flyering volunteers and Sebright Printers for promotional materials who helped spread the word.
Illumaphonium, stilt walkers and Couple69 for entertaining the crowds and Ben Costigan Photography and Relevant Films for capturing the night.
Pieminister, Joe's Bakery Bristol and Hart's Bakery for feeding our crew and performers.
Every single volunteer and steward who helped promote, set-up, design, run stalls, packdown and direct everybody, working tirelessly behind the scenes to keep everybody safe and put on the best possible evening.
Our production and promotions team: especially John Grinham, Dave Shephard, Netty Miles, Alice Walters and Becky Boucherat as well as Imogen Mcintosh, Naomi Garvin Morse, Sarah Rice, Olivia Faye Perry and Emily Thorowgood. And our creative decor, stage management, AV, runners and brilliant on-site loading teams.
OF COURSE - ALL of our dancing contestants for exceptional dedication, fundraising and a high standard of technique and entertainment in the competition. And the exceptional dance instructors David Zilkha, and Mithi from Swing Dance Bristol and Pilo Selguera Peso and Ilaria from PILOXERCISE Ltd.. for investing six weeks of support and training into the dancers.
A big thank you to our Judges (Briony May, Saeed Esmaeli, Michele Webber, Malcolm Haynes and Rachel Achol De Garang) for their fun, positivity and insight, and our dazzling comperes Lottie Ball and Edson Burton for their high energy hosting.
Finally a huge thank you to every person who donated, attended and sponsored!
You are all helping transform the lives of people in Bristol and Malawi.
BIG LOVE FROM ALL OF TEAM ABC AND TEMWA!!! See you in 2020 to do it all again?????