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Soroptimists Go Strictly

The Soroptimist International Falkirk held their second Strictly Come Dancing event at the MacDonald Inchyra Hotel in Polmont. It was a fund raising event for two charities: Playlist for Life (personal music for dementia) and Barnardo's (the UK's largest children's charity). My neighbour Bob Black, a committee member of the Falkirk Camera Club was asked to take care of the photography of the event and asked if I could help him out.

Soroptimists Falkirk Go Strictly

The dancing couples

I wasn't sure what to expect, but when we arrived we learned that we had half an hour to take the group portraits, so I went into 'work-mode' very quickly, set up the light and the shots of the dancers were taken before the audience arrived.

Only when we set down, I learned that the Soroptimists were not an association of some sort of medical profession but an international vibrant and dynamic organisation for today’s professional and business women. The name Soroptimist is derived from the Latin 'soror'  meaning 'sister' and 'optima' meaning 'best'. So Soroptimist is best described as 'Best for Woman' and who doesn't support that? The Soroptimists are committed to a world where women and girls together achieve their individual and collective potential, realise aspirations and have an equal voice in creating strong, peaceful communities worldwide. The Falkirk branch of Soroptimist International is a long-established active and enthusiastic community of women active in all areas of society in Falkirk and the Scottish Central Belt. 

The Showgirls

Here they weren't aware yet, but they were well underway to winning

The winners:

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