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Dancing in memory of his mum: Pim van Baarsen takes on the Strictly Brackley challenge

Author: Silverstone Technology Cluster
Published On: 28 February 2024

We’re so proud of our CEO, Pim van Baarsen, for taking part in Strictly Brackley, to raise money for Cancer Research, in memory of his mum. This ballroom dancing competition will see Pim partnered up with a pro dancer for 8 weeks of training before taking to the stage on 23 March to compete in front of the judges, and an even judgier audience, for the prestigious glitter ball.

Pim explained his reason for taking on this challenge: “The end of January 2024, marks 15 years since my mum passed away due to the effects of cancer. To honour her, and the many other friends and family members that have fought, or are fighting this terrible disease, I’m taking part in Strictly Brackley 2024.”

This video is Pim’s training session from Week 2. If that’s anything to go by, he should be flying around that floor on Show Night! He’s clearly a natural (who knew?)!

“Those who know me, will know that this is not in my comfort zone. In fact, I am so far outside of it, I can’t even see it from here!” joked Pim.

“May all the gods be with whomever I am partnered with and trains me. Please support me on my journey and come and watch me in the final show (it will be more slapstick comedy than dancing for me, I suspect). Your support is greatly appreciated and will help others in their fight against cancer. Thank you.”

Please support Pim on his journey, by donating to this fantastic cause and/or by coming along to support him on the day. If you’re booking tickets, please choose his name from the list on the booking form.

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📆 Saturday 23rd March – Winchester House School Sports Centre, Brackley, NN13 6EE

2pm Matinée Performance

7pm Evening Performance

And you can follow his progress on LinkedIn.

Pim van Baarsen - Strictly Brackley 2024
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