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Brodies lawyer dons his dancing shoes to raise money for the Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice Trust

Posted: 11th March 2019

A real estate lawyer from Scottish law firm Brodies is set to take part in this year’s (A Little Less) Strictly competition; a key fundraiser for the Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice in Glasgow.

Alasdair Fleming, a partner in the firm’s commercial property team in Glasgow, and his dance partner Maria Oaksey, a former Scottish ballroom dance champion, are one of nine couples taking part in the annual competition on Saturday 16 March at the Hilton Hotel in Glasgow.

Based on the hit BBC television show, the event will be hosted by Carol Smillie and will include special guests Katya and Neil Jones. On the night, the 18-piece Syd Lawrence Orchestra from the show will provide the soundtrack.

Alasdair said: “I’m really looking forward to taking part in the Strictly fundraiser later this month, Maria and I have been practicing regularly – I’m a little nervous but hopefully everything will be all right on the night!

“As someone who has been indirectly affected by cancer through loved ones, this is a cause close to my heart. Palliative care is a much needed service in the Glasgow area and the work that the Hospice do is incredible. I’m proud to support this wonderful event and I hope to raise as much as I can to help the Hospice continue its good work.”

Heather Manson, director of fundraising of The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice, said: “This event is a great opportunity to bring supporters together, to raise funds and have fun, and allows us to continue to provide the highest standard of care to our patients and families.

“We are very grateful to everyone for the effort that has been put into this fundraising event over the past 10 years, only with this support can we continue to care.”

To make a donation to Alasdair’s fundraising, visit https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/william-fleming1

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