Strictly Worcestershire is the county’s most glamorous and talked about charity event of the year.
Staged at the stunning Chateau Impney in Droitwich Spa, the event has raised many thousands of pounds for the Worcestershire Breast Unit Campaign and Ladies Fighting Breast Cancer since its launch in 2014. Our charities for 2017 are the Rory the Robot Appeal and Worcestershire Prostate Cancer Awareness Group.
Every year has been a spectacular sell out – and we’re determined to make next year's event on Thursday, May 25 even more magnificent and memorable.
Julia Williams and Granville Orange will co-produce the show and over the weeks and months, they will be announcing their amazing plans for the best Strictly Worcestershire ever with the assistance of media marketing and communications partner Chris Green Media.
|Yorkshire-born Granville Orange has lived in Worcestershire for more than 30 years. His career has been dedicated to working with children, inparticular children fostered through the care system. He has worked for local authorities and child care charities and since 1996 he has been involved in running his own independent foster care services.
Granville has had a long association with voluntary organisations, initially with the Scouting movement, then through his local Rotary Club where he served as club president. He has also been an advisor to Guide Dogs for the Blind, helping them roll out a new mobility programme for children, and a Worcestershire Ambassador for a number of years. During his two years as chairman, many thousands of pounds were raised for Worcestershire charities.
In 2015, Granville took part in Strictly Worcestershire and earlier this year, along with Julia, helped to produce the event.
|Julia Williams is one of the most high-profile business women in Worcestershire and is well-known for her dedication to her work and love of local charities.
The first lady of Strictly Worcestershire is a director of Worcestershire Ambassadors and co-founder of Wonderful Worcestershire Women. She utilises her experience as an ex-head teacher and educational consultant to support the development of children within the county and beyond.
A governor of Dines Green Primary School and an independent foster care panel member, she is also spearheading a project to mentor underachieving children in inner city schools.
"I always want to give back to the community in which I work," said Julia, who is currently seeking new entrepreneurial opportunities within Worcestershire.
|Chris Green - PR and communications partner
Chris Green is an award-winning author, broadcaster and media consultant and owner of all round communications agency, Chris Green Media (CGM), which inspires business people to communicate better by connecting deeper and provides media training, media relations and creative services to a diverse range of organisations and businesses.
His distinguished 20 year career in journalism included editing the English version of the official Beijing 2008 Olympic Games website, co-producing the British Radio Academy’s 2007 Speech Programme of the Year, BBC Radio 4’s The Reunion, and author of five highly acclaimed sports books, including Every Boy’s Dream – England’s Football Future on the Line, which was nominated for 2010 British Sports Book of the Year.
|Teresa Green - PR and communications partner
Teresa is head of media relations at Chris Green Media with responsibility for managing all client PR– including publicity and managing social media and other editorial services.
The winner of four national newspaper industry awards, Teresa joined CGM in 2010 after a 25 year career in regional newspapers, having studied journalism at the South Glamorgan Institute of Higher Education.
She held several editorial roles and was one of the first women sports editors in the UK with her work being commended at the British Sports Journalism awards. Teresa is also a vastly experienced travel, tourism and entertainment journalist.
Photos courtesy of FT Images.
Here’s how you can play an important role in supporting Strictly Worcestershire.
1. Become a sponsor
Strictly Worcestershire sponsors will enjoy an exceptional benefit package and we have a wide range available to suit your requirements and budget. Please contact us for more details.
2. Get on the dance floor!
Nine couples will strut their stuff in front of our black tie audience and esteemed judging panel – all aiming to lift the Strictly Worcestershire 2017 glitterball trophy. Sorry, the deadline for applications for 2017 has now closed but the show will return in 2018.
3. Join us on the night
Tables of ten and individual tickets will be available. Check back soon for more details.