A MAN hunt is under way as a mid Cheshire charity launches a dance fundraiser.

St Luke’s Hospice is appealing for men to join their Strictly Learn to Dance challenge as training is about to begin.

Both couples and people without a partner are welcome to join the challenge.

Weekly 45-minute rock ‘n’ roll and waltz tuition will be held on Wednesdays and training will culminate in an extravagant Grand Finale Show at Nantwich Civic Hall on Sunday, May 18.

During the final a panel of judges will observe the couples as they dance, and crown the winning couple the ‘dancing king and queen’.

Participants are asked to register and commit to raise a minimum sponsorship of £600 per couple.

Tickets for the Grand Finale will be on sale from late April to raise money for the St Luke’s Hospice, which cares for sufferers of cancer and other life-threatening illnesses.

Nicola Jepson, St Luke’s senior fundraising events co-ordinator, said: “St Luke’s (Cheshire) Hospice’s Strictly Learn to dance has been a huge success in past years, raising more than £40,000 for the hospice and we hope this year will be bigger and better than ever before.”

For more information email nicola_jepson@stlukes-hospice.co.uk ring Nicola on 01606 555684.