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Strictly star waltzes in for charity draw

7 july 2011
Strictly Come Dancing star, Camilla Dallerup took time out from starring in hit musical Calendar Girls today as she waltzed into the Veolia Environmental Services’ Nottingham offices to conduct mental health charity Mind’s national raffle draw.

Camilla, who won the Strictly title in 2008 with partner Tom Chambers, showed local Veolia recycling and waste management staff some of her best dance steps before conducting the draw, which had been promoted by Veolia as part of their charity of the year partnership with Mind.

Making the draw, Camilla said:
“It was great to meet the local Veolia staff who are doing so much to help people with mental health problems through their partnership with Mind. They put their best feet forward with a few dance steps and are certainly doing the same with their fundraising!”

Steve Mitchell, Regional Director from Veolia Environmental Services said:
“We have had a great time being shown a few steps by Camilla, although I think I’ll be leaving the dancing to the professionals from now on! I’m delighted that she came down to support Veolia’s partnership with Mind. All our sites have been busy selling raffle tickets to our staff up and down the country, and we plan to do more fundraising to raise vital funds for this great cause.“

The raffle draw, which had a top prize of £4,000, was expected to raise more than £40,000 for Mind. These vital funds help the charity to continue to provide support and information for the 1 in 4 people who experience a mental health problem in any year.