Skip to main content

Big Help Project launch their inaugural Ballroom competition at iconic Liverpool Town Hall

Big Help Project’s inaugural Big Help Ballroom event was launched on the 19th July, with an introduction to the sponsors, dancers, and their partners being held at Arts Bar in the evening.

The first Big Help Ballroom Glitterball will be presented to the winning duo on the 23rd September at Liverpool Town Hall, in their iconic Ballroom, where each pair will perform their selected dances in front of a 216-strong audience and our panel of judges.

Kindly sponsoring the event are long-term supporters of Big Help Project: Maxwell Hodges Solicitors and Amazon LPL2, representatives from which are two members of the judging panel! Judging the competition will be local vocal coach, choir leader, and vocal arranger – Jennifer John; Big Help CEO, Peter Mitchell; and representatives from our event sponsors, Maxwell Hodge Solicitors and Amazon LPL2.

Six to eight weeks of dance lessons will culminate fifteen couples’ performances as they compete for the glitterball prize. Each volunteer has been paired with a skilled dancer and assigned a dance style, from the Jive, to the Charleston, to the Tango!

The event in September is ticketed, with entry including a drinks reception, a two-course meal, a raffle, disco, and performances from the dancers. All proceeds will help support the service users of Big Help Project, who utilise the organisation’s services every day to aid in alleviating the impact of poverty.

Key points:

  • The event will take place on the 23rd September 2023 at Liverpool Town Hall.
  • Sponsors of the event are Maxwell Hodges Solicitors and Amazon LPL2.
  • Fifteen couples – made up of one volunteer and one professional dancer – will be competing with different dance styles to win the Big Help Glitterball.

Head of Corporate Engagement at Big Help Project, Michele Duckworth, said:

“We have been fortunate to host a number of brilliant fundraising events for Big Help in recent years, and the excitement and support surrounding our ballroom competition shows that this one will be no different.

“Volunteers and dancers alike, we are incredibly grateful for their participation and can’t wait to see who is crowned the first Big Help Glitterball champion!”.

Big Help Ballroom contestant and Big Help Project staff, Owen, said:

“Being a part of an event like this one is a really exciting opportunity, and doing so to raise money for Big Help makes the nerves of participating worthwhile!”