All Shook Up for Charity!
Congratulations to Sir Michael Bibby who completed a Strictly Come Dancing fundraiser, jiving his way to over £10,000 for The Prince’s Trust!
Michael took to the stage in Liverpool’s most spectacular restaurant and bar, Alma de Cuba the magnificently converted St. Peters Catholic Church.
Dressed in his Elvis attire (including wig), he accompanied professional dance partner Fenfen Huang to swing to the famous 1950’s Lindy Hop and Elvis’s All Shook Up.
Judges included Jennifer Ellison, who rose to prominence playing Emily Shadwick in the television soap opera Brookside, then in 2004 made her international film debut Phanton of the Opera. In 2011 Jennifer opened her very own PerformingArtsAcademy in Liverpool where she uses her wealth of knowledge, skills, experience and contacts within the business to nurture the future stars of the region. Stephanie Carr, is from Jennifer Ellison’s FameAcademy. Stephanie came to The Prince’s Trust for her first dance uniform when she first started and since then has worked with A-list celebrities such as Katy Perry, Pink, Kid Creole, and Leona Lewis. Carolyn Hughes was the final judge, the ‘it girl’ around Liverpool and writes for The Liverpool Echo. The evening was hosted by Claire Simonsen, from Liverpool’s Radio City 96.7. Claire is the co-presenter of the Rossie & Co Breakfast show.
Colleagues from the Group office and around the businesses all cheered Michael on, waving Bibby flags and taking plenty of photos! The judges awarded him 15 points for his efforts, a fantastic score!
The £10,000 will be donated to The Prince’s Trust, which gives practical and financial support to disadvantaged young people, developing key workplace skills such as confidence and motivation. The Trust works with 13 to 30-year-olds who have struggled at school, have been in care, are long-term unemployed or have been in trouble with the law. The charity has now helped more than 750,000 young people since 1976, and support 100 more each working day!
Congratulations to Michael on his fantastic achievement a great ‘swingout’ for a fantastic cause!