31 May 2019

You’ve heard the one about the tap dancing plumber who fell into the sink?

Steven Larter, a plumber at Robertson Homes Great Glen Hall development in Inverness this week sensibly stuck to the Charleston and the Salsa at a Strictly Come Dancing fundraising event.

With his partner, local photographer Michelle Sinclair, they raised almost £12,000 between them for the worthy cause of the Highland Hospice. The whole event raised a magnificent £365,000, with sixteen couples donning sequins before dancing their hearts out over the four days of the competition.

Steven, who works for BR Plumbing is a regular feature on the plumbing squad at Great Glen Hall but it was his moves on the dance floor which wowed the audience this week.

Each team had to dance twice individually and took part in a group dance to open the grand finale on Saturday, under the watchful eye of celebrity guest judge Anton du Beke.

Steven said, “I’ll admit it was a little out of my comfort zone but we had a ball. Michelle my partner was great and I can’t thank enough those who sponsored me.”

Jacqui Macpherson of Robertson Homes North said, “Sadly, I couldn’t make it along on the evening but colleagues on our table gave Steven and Michelle a standing ovation for both their skills and their bravery in strutting their stuff on the dance floor.

“Highland Hospice is such a brilliant cause and we are so proud to be associated with the event – and of having our very own dancing plumber.”

The eventual winners of the Inverness event were Shannon Christie and Martin Montgomery but Steven and Michelle were definitely our favourites.

Huge congratulations to them, and to Highland Hospice for arranging such a fabulous fundraiser.

(Photography by John Baikie)

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