Top Marks for Strictly Come Tea Dancing!

Over 75 dancers took to the floor to raise over £400 for the Colchester Carers, Young Carers Project and £135 for The Hospice and Children’s Home in Malaysia. The event, called Strictly Come Tea Dancing was organised by at-home care company, Home Instead and took place at Mersea Island Community Centre in Colchester.

Enjoyed by both young and old, the tea dance encouraged members of the community to get together to help make a difference to a local charity very close to many people’s hearts and to support The Malaysian Hospice and School, which is run by former Mayor of Colchester, Cllr Helen Chauh.

It was a great opportunity for local people to interact and have fun. Participants performed the Foxtrot, the Tango and the Waltz to a selection of old time favourite musical numbers.

Julie Price, owner of Home Instead Colchester said.

“The tea dance was great fun, everybody is so inspired by Strictly on the telly at this time of year and there aren’t many places that you can actually enjoy having a go yourself.  Our thanks to everyone who supported us and raised much needed funds for our local Young Carers, a project that provides an excellent support service to those young people who give so much of their time to support others.”

Home Instead in Colchester specialise in providing care to older people across Colchester, Harwich & Dovercourt and Mersea Island, allowing them to live independently in their own homes for longer. Care services are tailored to individual needs and include companionship, meal preparation, light housekeeping, post-discharge care, personal care, medication reminders, shopping and errands. The service is available from as little as 1 hour to 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

To find out more about the services offered by Home Instead, Colchester please call 01206 848427 or visit