Finders Keepers are proud to have been sponsors for Strictly Oxford 2015. Not only did we sponsor this wonderful event raising money for Vale House but we contributed one of our own to be part of the competition.
We are pleased to say that Frank Webster (Vice Chairman at Finders Keepers) took part in the show held at The New Theatre last Saturday evening. Frank and his dance partner, Jane Holmes, raised almost £4,000 through his JustGiving site and seat sales etc…
15 people, all with various careers from DJs to psychotherapists, took part with their professional dance partners to perform a waltz, a jive, and a freestyle dance in the theatre. Andrezej Mialkowski of Step by Step Dance School lead and supported the local celebrities.
Despite nervous talks running up to the event, Frank managed to get through to the final shortlist of 5 and on the evening came in at second place! This is an amazing achievement for someone who would be reluctant to get up on the dance floor at a relative’s wedding!
Frank took this challenge to raise money for Vale House; Vale House is a specialist Dementia Care Home dedicated to caring for people living with Alzheimer’s and other advanced dementia. At Vale House every resident is treated as an individual whose life has meaning and value. Family and friends are crucially important and by understanding their anxieties and wishes, the aim is to support them at all times.
Vale House launched its £2.5 million Appeal to contribute to the cost of building their wonderful new purpose built Home in Sandford-on-Thames. £2 million has been raised to date so there is just £500,000 to go! The light and bright building has 40 en-suite bedrooms, living room spaces and courtyard gardens. In addition there are ongoing demands for new equipment, more activities and more outreach.
It is not too late to late to donate to Frank’s Just Giving page. Please follow the following link.
For more information and photos please find Strictly Oxford 2015 Facebook page below.
Once again congratulations to Frank & Jane!