James trading in his boxing gloves for dance shoes

A businessman and amateur boxer from Harborough will be stepping onto the dancefloor next month (October) in aid of charity at the Strictly Corby dance event
A businessman and amateur boxer from Harborough will be stepping onto the dancefloor next month (October) in aid of charity at the Strictly Corby dance event

A businessman and amateur boxer from Harborough will be stepping onto the dancefloor next month in aid of charity when he takes part in the Strictly Corby dance event.

James Longley, who owns energy brokers Utility Bidder, is one of ten contestants from the business community taking part in the dance off to raise money for the Lakelands Hospice in Corby.

A businessman and amateur boxer from Harborough will be stepping onto the dancefloor next month (October) in aid of charity at the Strictly Corby dance event

A businessman and amateur boxer from Harborough will be stepping onto the dancefloor next month (October) in aid of charity at the Strictly Corby dance event

James has ten weeks to practise with his professional partner before performing three dances at the grand dance off. Having previously boxed in White Collar Boxing events for charity, James admits to some nerves about stepping onto the dancefloor.

He said: “Dancing isn’t something I would usually take on, but it is raising money for a fantastic cause so I have traded in boxing events for dancing lessons. I’m hoping to raise a significant amount of money.”

Strictly Corby is raising money for the Lakeland Hospice. Tickets available on 01536 747755.