A consultant from one of the fastest growing accountancy firms in the UK has put on his dancing shoes and is hoping to raise thousands for a local charity.
Brian Logan, consultant at Baldwins Sunderland office, a CogitalGroup company, along with his dance partner, Sarah Cooper, business relationship manager at Barclays, have pledged to raise £2,000 for Durhams St Cuthberts Hospice by participating in its dance competition.
Strictly St Cuthberts Final 2019 will take place on March 9th at The Lancastrian Suite, Gateshead, and will see amateur dancers compete to win the glitter ball trophy.
Brian and Sarah, along with the nine competing couples, have begun their eight weeks training in preparation for the competition.
"Having never danced sober before, it was far from easy at first but Im loving the challenge and Ive even lost a bit of weight so its brilliant," explained Brian.
"The hospice is an amazing place and Im enjoying raising money for such a great cause.
"Sarah and I have worked together for a long time and so its the perfect partnership. We're having a laugh but were having to learn quite quickly.
"I would like to say a special thank you to all of the team from Baldwins, my friends and family. They've supported me throughout the training and Im looking forward to showing them what I've learnt at the grand finale."
With a plan to wow the audience, Brian and Sarah will be performing a Paso Doble, in a Pirates of the Caribbean-themed dance.
St Cuthberts Hospice is a charity which provides care and support, free of charge, to people with life limiting conditions, as well as their families and carers.
To stay up-to-date with Brian and Sarah's training, visit their Virgin Money Giving page: uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-display/showROFundraiserPage?userUrlBrianLogan1&pageUrl1
Baldwins, which has 11 offices across the region, specialises in accountancy and business advisory services, including corporate finance and specialist tax advice to all businesses from start-ups to mature companies, across a broad range of business sectors. For more information about its services, please visit www.baldwinsaccountants.co.uk
To find out more about St Cuthberts Hospice, visit: www.stcuthbertshospice.com