How lucky am I, to be asked to help make a difference to someone's life."Kirsty Kemp
Former ballerina Kirsty Kemp and local pharmacist and footballer Adam Walsh are donning their dance sneakers to take part in 'Dancing with the Locals' to raise money for the Harden branch of Can Assist.
"When I was asked to take part in 'Dancing with the locals', I said yes straight away." Ms Kemp said.
"So many of our friends have been affected by cancer. Raising money for Can Assist, we know the money stays in the town and helps local families."
Even though the HipHop style is outside of Ms Kemp's dance area of expertise, she says that she is enjoying the process.
"Adam is really competitive, and we are both working hard to learn the routines, but he just gets it." Ms Kemp said.
"We are having a great time and in the end, how lucky am I, to be asked to help make a difference to someone's life."
Mr Walsh said when he was asked to dance, he just couldn't say no to such a great cause.
"Through my work in the Pharmacy, I see the great work Can Assist does in our community." Mr Walsh said.
"When I was asked, I thought 'It's a great cause and it should be a bit of fun.'. It has been scary at times, but I am loving it."
The seven couples who are taking part in 'Dancing with the Locals' are judged not only on their dance moves, but by the amount of money they raise for Can Assist. Get behind your favourite couple by dropping some money into their donation boxes:
Georgia Murray - Bunyip Pre-School
Jack O'Connor - Wombat Hotel
Maryanne Fitzgerald - Harden Hospital
Richard Fleming - Flemings Real Estate
Rodney Cooper - Cooper's Butchery
Caron Cantrill - Bendigo Bank
Kirsty Kemp - Garangula office
Adam Walsh - Harden Pharmacy
Terry Ricketts - Vision Concrete (Harden)
June Howe - Potts Point Hair salon
Vicki Fairfield-Smith - Harden Country Club
Greg Jamieson - Athair Salon and Prestige Beauty
Jenny Polimeni - Gino's Fruit and Veg (Jugiong)
Leigh Butt - Jugiong Motel
Dancing with the Locals will be held on Friday and Saturday, August 16 and 17. Tickets will be available from Cooper's Choice Cut Butchery from July 1.