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Matthew's Strictly Agents Dancing page

Losing my dignity for Carers Trust and for Agents Giving because young carers need and deserve a holiday!

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Agents Giving

Agents giving exists to unite the estate agency industry and their customers and suppliers, to work together and raise money for causes across the UK. Acting as an umbrella organisation, Agents Giving donates money to existing charities nationwide.

Charity Registration No. 1124410

Story

Having seen John Sargent many years ago dragging his
professional dancer across the floor like a sack of potatoes, I have always quietly felt I could do better – well, a little better! However I never thought I would actually ‘strut my stuff’ for an audience. As my wife Maxine won the Strictly Agents Charity Dance competition last year I thought I could sit back and bathe in her reflected glory – but no. I was badgered and nagged by the whole team to take part – after all, it is for charity!

So now is my chance – gulp! 

I recognise that I don't naturally have the build ('undertall' for my weight), muscle tone (erm, none!) or poise (natural slouch) required. 
I am hoping the great dancing team at Wright Rhythm in Enfield can work some magic on the raw material that is me!  

I have had a couple of lessons, where they have tried to show me some ‘simple basic’ steps. Oh dear. I can’t remember the basic and simple, let alone also get the arms, hands, feet, head, hips, timing, posture and expression right at the same time. I thought all I’d have to do is reconcile myself to the inevitable glitter, plus the prospect of the compulsory chest waxing. How wrong was I?!

So why am I putting myself up for such humiliation? Last year Maxine raised over £4k when she took part. I doubt I can beat her dancing, but I am well motivated to beat her fundraising!  

I am fundraising jointly for Agents Giving and Carers Trust Cambridgeshire. I want to raise at least £7k which will mean we can fully fund a holiday for 10 young carers who would not otherwise get a break. Having met some of these young carers, trust me, they need and deserve a break.

So I lose my dignity and self-esteem, plus put myself through hours of training; all I ask is that you dig deep to support these great charities!

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