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Lord Mayor of York signs up for Strictly St Leonard’s

The Rt Hon the Lord Mayor of York, Councillor David Carr, and Lady Mayoress, Mrs Lynda Carr, will be stepping out to support St Leonard’s Hospice as they join the Strictly St Leonard’s Class of 2023.


The annual fundraising event, now in its fourth year, sees British Amateur Latin Sequence Dance Champion, Chris Robinson, teach budding local dancers to dance in just six weeks. They will then showcase their talent to family and friends in a glittering grand finale on Saturday 1 April 2023 at the Riley-Smith Hall in Tadcaster.


The Lord and Lady Mayoress are one of eight couples already signed up for next year’s event. They said: “We are delighted to be asked to support St Leonard’s by taking part Strictly, and I’m sure we will have great fun doing so.”


Dawn Clements, Director of Income Generation at St Leonard’s Hospice, added: “Strictly St Leonard’s is one of our flagship fundraising events so we are thrilled that the Lord & Lady Mayoress of York have agreed to take part.


“With initiatives like Strictly, not only are people learning a new skill but they are also greatly supporting the work of the Hospice, helping us to care for even more people facing life-limiting illness and bereavement. As a past participant I can tell you it is great fun and you build lasting relationships with your fellow dancers. I’d encourage anyone who loves dancing to sign up.”


Place are still available for the 2023 event. Visit Events – St Leonard’s Hospice ( to sign up.