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Strictly for Liverpool Women's Hospital 2023

The Liverpool Women's wonderful glitzy event on Saturday 2nd December at the iconic Adelphi Hotel, home to the best ballroom dance floor Liverpool has to offer. Over 400 guests arrived on the night to support 12 contestants battling it out to win the judges and audience vote. 

Strictly Liverpool Women’s returned for a second consecutive year and raised a total of £45,000 for our LWH Bereavement Appeal The money was raised by guests and our contestants who fundraised for the event.  

Danielle Smith who works in our Theatre department as an Operating Department Practitioner scooped a double win with her rendition of the Jive with professional dancer Alex Wyatt.

Danielle said, “It was an honour to be part of this amazing charity event, I loved every minute, and I would highly recommend the entire experience. I’ve laughed so much and made memories that will last a lifetime but most of all with thanks to my colleagues at LWH, my supportive family and my amazing friends, i’ve helped to raise much needed funds for a charity that helps so many families in our city.”

Pictured, our amazing strictly contestants: Matt Connor, Evelyn Rogansky, Jen Deeney, Chris Ventre, Clive Myerscough, Justin Hopper, Jake Archer, Dani Smith, Dave Dobie, Chris Kirkland, Kate Alldred and Chris Clark were the wonderful combination of LWH staff, grateful patients and corporate partners to take to the stage.  

Kate Alldred, Consultant Obstetrician at Liverpool Women’s Hospital was a close second with audience votes but unfortunately only one person could be crowned the Liverpool Women’s Strictly 2023 star. 

The evening was completed with a Top Hat and Tails Show Dance, made up of staff, grateful patients and professionals, choreographed by Hazel Langdon of Dance Unlimited who also produced the show. 

Hazel said, “Well done to everyone who took part and a big thank you to the judges, Jason Parkinson, Carl Paris and Carol Parry.  Thank you to the professional dancers, Peter Parry, Kate Hodgson, Anton Du Cooke, Liam Peters, Ellie Weaver, Shannen Stocks, Amanda Richmond, Alex Wyatt, Libby Rothwell, Amy Wyatt, Helen Maguire & Jack Davies.  We delivered a spectacular show and I look forward to working with you again in 2024.”  

Money raised from this event will help to transform clinical rooms at LWH Gynaecology and Maternity wards to be used by families who have sadly experienced a pregnancy loss or still birth, helping to make a very difficult time in hospital that little easier for families.

Proudly, Kate Davis, Head of Fundraising at Liverpool Women’s Hospital Charity said, “It was a fantastic evening, and we are so grateful to everyone who took part, donated prizes, attended on the night, voted, volunteered, and staffed the event. It was a busy but very successful evening of fundraising and entertainment, and we can’t wait to do it all again in 2024.”

The charity team have been inundated with requests to take part as a contestant next year…if you’d like to put your name forward and take to the stage in 2024 please email 

You can still show your support and donate here.


06 December 2023