Cindy steps out at Stick ‘n’ Step ‘Strictly’ event

With just over a week to go until cerebral charity Stick ‘n’ Step’s first-ever  ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ themed fundraising event, all the contestants are rehearsing hard to perfect their steps.

One of the contestants, Cindy Gilbert, partnered with professional dancer Daniel Smith, requested a fast and energetic dance.

She will be opening the event with a fantastic quickstep routine, dancing to “That Man” by Caro Emerald. Cindy is personal assistant to the managing director and finance director at ALLpaQ Packaging, the pharmaceutical company based in Widnes.

Cindy, who lives in Liverpool, says, “I wanted to get involved with Stick’n’Step’s Strictly event after ALLpaQ Packaging started supporting the charity. I also wanted to get involved personally as my brother suffered with cerebral palsy before he passed away, so it is a cause very close to my heart.”

Cindy is raising money for Stick ‘n’ Step here

Stick ‘n’ Step’s Strictly event is taking place at the Hilton Hotel in Liverpool on Saturday 26 November 2022.

Eight couples will be strutting their stuff on the dancefloor, competing to lift the Glitter Ball Trophy at the end of the night. Each participant has been partnered with a professional dancer from Craig Jones’ famous School of Ballroom and Latin, based in Liverpool. The professional partner has helped each contestant select a specific dance and they have all been working hard over the course of 10 gruelling lessons to perfect their routine, ready to perform on the big night.

Some tickets are still available for the event, where guests will enjoy a drinks reception upon arrival, followed by a three-course meal before being treated to a showcase performance from the professional dancers and then the Strictly-style competition itself. There will be an auction and raffle too to help fundraise further.

Tickets cost £65 per person or £600 for a table of 10. Call Jo on 07843 961272 or email her at

Stick ‘n’ Step provides free weekly conductive education sessions to children and young people with cerebral palsy up to the age of 25, allowing them to gain the skills they need to live more independent lives. The charity relies on supporters and volunteers to help raise the £750,000 required to deliver its services to over 100 families each year at its Wallasey and Runcorn centres. Find out more about the charity by visiting

Image: Cindy and Daniel

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