Home Instead do Strictly for Dr Kershaw's
Mick and Abby in Training for the Charleston
Mick acting out the Charleston

When asked to participate in this years 'Strictly for Kershaw's' our Managing Director said 'thanks for the offer but no thanks, it's not really my thing!'. It's funny how a few gentle words of encouragement and persuasion can make all the difference!

The training has been going on since July and is now coming to fruition (which is just as well because we're only a couple of days away now) thanks to many hours of hard work, sweat and aching limbs. Mick says this about his dancing partner "Abby has been a great instructor and extremely patient. She's heard me say time and again 'I can't do that' but with persistence she's managed to get me into some kind of shape".

The two dances being performed on the night are the Charleston and a 1940's Lindy Hop style number. Both very energetic, fast and (like most dances) tricky to remember.

Mick added "it's a really worthy cause and I'm pleased I was 'gently' pressured into it! It's been really hard work but surprisingly enjoyable, I just hope i can do everyone proud on the night. I'm really excited and maybe a little nervous at performing in front of a few hundred people".

A group of Home Instead CAREGivers talking
Family welcoming a Home Instead care manager into their home