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Doctors, nurses, allied health professionals and healthcare support staff from across Fife last week put on their dancing shoes to raise more than £2,500 for NHS Fife’s Stroke Unit.

The Glen Pavilion in Dunfermline last week hosted ‘Vic’ly Come Dancing’, a competition to fundraise for the Stroke Unit. The event was organised by staff from the Unit alongside the Friends of Victoria and Whyteman’s Brae Hospitals.

In a packed programme hosted by Funbox stars, Anya and Kevin, six couples performed modern waltz and cha cha cha routines in front of an audience of more than 200 people.

Vic'ly Come Dancing

The performers then went before the formidable judging panel, made of senior NHS Fife staff past and present alongside local dance teacher, Sarah-Louise Menzies.

The breaks also saw an unexpected flash mob dance performed by the nurses of the Stroke Unit. Elizabeth Mitchell, a nurse in the Intensive Care Unit, worked tirelessly to coach the dancers and also went on to perform a dance routine with one of the contestants.

All the dancers performed the Fireball dance routine to bring the competition to a close with the announcement of the worthy winners, stroke coordinator Hazel Fraser and Paris Jean Lucien Halkes-Wellstead, a doctor in the Stroke Unit.

Event Organiser, Dr Charlie Chung, said:

“The ‘Vic’ly Come Dancing’ event was a resounding success and made the months of planning and hard work by everyone involved worthwhile.

“I would personally like to thank the stroke unit committee and the Friends of Victoria and Whyteman’s Brae Hospitals, for their help in organising the event, along with the dancers who worked incredibly hard to master their dances.

“Hazel and Paris deserved their win, performing two exceptional dance routines and capturing the hearts of the judges and audience alike to win the prized glitterball trophy.

 “A great night was had by all and the funds we’ve raised for the Stroke Unit will enable us to make the experience of patients requiring our care that little bit better.