drp sponsors annual charity competition ‘Strictly Worcestershire’

Full service agency drp has teamed up with their local charity The Strictly Worcestershire Project Partners for the third year running in their annual ‘Strictly Worcestershire’ event. Held at the Chateau Impney in Droitwich Spa, on Thursday 25 May, the charity dinner and dance competition extravaganza celebrated Worcestershire’s finest business talent, whilst raising funds for two cancer charities.

The Strictly Worcestershire Project Partners are a team of Worcestershire professionals who actively increase awareness for the fight against cancer, while having a good time raising money for a great cause. This year the event has raised £37,000, the highest total since the event was launched in 2014, which will be divided between prostate cancer charities ‘Rory the Robot Appeal’, and ‘Worcestershire Prostate Cancer Awareness Group’.

drp, with a team of 18, provided creative, project management, video content, staging, lighting, and production for the show, which included stunning professional dance exhibitions, and 8 couples who competed for competed for the title of Strictly Worcestershire champions in front of a 750-strong audience.  Each couple performed two two-minute routines and the judging panel comprised of Lord Digby Jones, broadcaster Bob Warman, dancer choreographer Katie Love and choreographer Jennifer Bennett Price; TV and radio presenter Adrian Chiles was MC for the evening.

Kerry Buthee, senior project manager at drp said: “Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men and 1 in 8 men will get prostate cancer in their lifetime. Support, prevention and cure is dependent upon funding for continued research and new methods, equipment and facilities. At drp, being local to the charity, we are proud to continue to support Strictly Worcestershire and in turn support our local people, and our home charities.”

Granville Orange, event producer, added: “We are delighted to have raised £37,000, the highest total since the event was launched in 2014. With Rory the Robot’s assistance, prostate cancer patients will benefit from less pain, minimal blood loss, quicker recovery and reduced complications.  Worcestershire Prostate Cancer Awareness Group works to ensure that men in our area are aware of the need to regularly monitor their P S A (Positive Specific Antogen) levels. I would like to thank the people and businesses of Worcestershire and beyond for their outstanding support and our contestant couples for performing so well.”

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Martin Fullard

Martin Fullard: journalist, presenter, producer. Martin is the Deputy Editor at Conference News and Conference & Meetings World magazines. He leads the digital channels on Mash Media’s Conference Division as well as heading up Mash TV. He is formerly a web editor at a national newspaper in the Middle East and motoring journalist.

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