NOVICE dancers strutted their stuff and showed off what they have learned for a good cause at a Strictly-themed showcase.

Eight couples got on their dancing shoes at the Strictly Come Dancing-themed event in June.

The couples had been learning routines over ten weeks to raise money for East Lancashire and raised £6,000 altogether for patient care.

Leanne Green, events fundraiser for the hospice said: “This was a new event we launched to celebrate our 35th anniversary and what an amazing event it was.

“The couples spent ten weeks raising money for the hospice and learning to dance.

“Thank you to everyone involved and to Daniel Mason who donated his time to make the event a huge success.

“Thank you to Whalley Catering, Accrington, for sponsoring.”

The routines were choreographed and taught by freelance choreographer, Daniel Mason.

The event was launched to celebrate the hospice’s 35th anniversary.

The hospice is a registered charity which provides specialist palliative care to patients coping with life limiting illnesses from Blackburn Darwen Hyndburn and Ribble Valley.