Rare Disease Day - 28th February 2015

Dancing with Sky’s Stars – Raising funds for Caring Matters Now & Rett Syndrome Research Trust

Mel Barlett's daughter Ava

Mel Bartlett’s daughter Ava

Sky Sports celebrities are organising a ‘Dancing with Sky’s Stars’ competition at Silverstone race track to raise funds for Caring Matters Now and Rett Syndrome Research Trust UK… and you are invited! 

Mel Bartlett, mum of Ava who has CMN, is the senior director at Sky Sports News.  Mel and her colleagues have rallied round the celebrity stars from Sky Sports, to help support Caring Matters Now by raising funds and promoting CMN.

On Friday 22 and Saturday 23 March Sky Sports Personalities are putting on a ‘Dancing with Sky’s Stars’ which is a ‘Strictly’ type dancing competition at Silverstone race track. It’s going to be spectacular.

Famous names from the world of television and sport have agreed to dance. An international dance champion and his dancers will teach and partner the celebrities.

The dancers include:

  • Natalie Sawyer – Sky Sports
  • Kay Burley – Sky News
  • Kelly Sotherton – Olympic Bronze Medalist
  • Vicky Gomersall – Sky Sports
  • Cassie Patten – Olympic Bronze Medalist
  • Orla Chennaoui – Sky Sports
  • Johnny Nelson – Cruiserweight World Boxing Champion
  • Julian Warren – Sky Sports
  • Mike Wedderburn – Sky Sports

Celebrity judges:

  • Mark Ramprakash – England Cricketer and winner of BBC Strictly Come Dancing 2006.
  • Mark Foster – Freestyle 50m World Swimming Champion and BBC Strictly Come Dancing competitor 2008.
  • Dan Lobb – Daybreak
  • Arlene Phillips (Saturday night only) – World-renowned Director and Choreographer and one of the original judges on BBC Strictly Come Dancing

And the event will be hosted by Soccer Am’s Max Rushden and Sky Sports presenter Charlie Webster.

If you’d like to show your support by coming along to the event, then tickets will be available at www.silverstone.co.uk/events/dancing-with-skys-stars/ from Monday 18 February.

Tickets range from £25 to £60.

All funds raised from this event will be donated to Caring Matters Now and Rett Syndrome Research Trust UK.

To learn more about Rett Syndrome visit the website www.reverserett.org.uk.

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