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Strictly MK - Saturday 26th / Sunday 27th October 2013 at Bury Farm Esquestrian Village What is Strictly MK 2013 and Why it is Vitally Important that YOU are involved? We are very proud that Strictly MK is the first of its kind in this area. The recent surge of interest across the nation in Ballroom and Latin dancing is largely attributed to the hugely successful BBC1 television show ‘Strictly Come Dancing’. This show has been followed by successful dance tours and more recently wonderful Charity events across the country. We are excited that with your help, it is now the turn of Milton Keynes and Buckinghamshire! We are already attracting extensive support from a variety of local people to include major corporate business, retail, schools and celebrities in our region. We unashamedly seek your kind sponsorship as Strictly MK 2013 seeks to provide fabulous entertainment, whilst raising vital funds for Macmillan Cancer Support and the Willen Hospice in Milton Keynes. Macmillan Cancer Support rely massively on voluntary donations as this makes up 99% of their total income. Willen Hospice meanwhile, receive just 23% of their income from the NHS and are forced to raise the remaining 77% of their income themselves. It is important that we all try to do something to help raise the vital funds. Hundreds of thousands of pounds are urgently needed to continue to pay for the valuable nurses, doctors, therapists, specialists and advisers, needed to treat the thousands of people diagnosed each year with cancer and/or terminal illness, in Buckinghamshire alone.

When is Strictly MK taking place? The main Strictly MK dance competition is booked to take place on the evening of Saturday 26 October 2013. In addition, a Junior Strictly MK competition will take place the following day on Sunday 27 October. We are excited that primary schools across Buckinghamshire and parts of Bedfordshire, focusing on Milton Keynes, will compete against each other for the first ever Junior Strictly MK 2013 title!

Who are the main organisers of Strictly MK? We are made up of a team of highly skilled individuals who are all committed to giving up our time and resources to make Strictly MK 2013 the success it deserves to be for Macmillan Cancer Support and the Willen Hospice. We are led by Accursio Romeo and Lindsey Inchbald. Accursio Romeo is a Professional Ballroom and Latin dance champion and owner/director of the JustDance School in Milton Keynes. Accursio has a first class dance pedigree and is currently ranked 4th in the United Kingdom Professional Ballroom. From the age of 15 years he has competed around the world as representative for England. He is often invited to perform and judge at major dance championships, competitions and dance schools across the UK and Europe. He teaches students at all levels, in workshops, lectures and private lessons to include fellow professional competition dancers. Accursio’s home town is Milton Keynes and he is a keen supporter of both Macmillan Cancer Support and the Willen Hospice . We are delighted that Accursio has agreed to oversee all the dancing, choreography and musical direction for Strictly MK 2013. His personal contacts and dancing pedigree ensure that all the professional dancers and judges on the night will be top drawer. Lindsey Inchbald is the owner/director of Inchbald Interiors and her home town is Aspley Guise, Bedfordshire. Whilst Lindsey is a successful business woman in her own right, she is also an experienced Charity event organiser with a proven track record, running high profile successful fundraising events, historically at the Sculpture Gallery, Woburn Abbey Bedfordshire. Lindsey’s last 3 major fundraising

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events have raised just under £90,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support. Lindsey sadly lost her own dear Mother to cancer only last year and now feels that she has gone full circle. Lindsey’s mother, Maureen, eventually past away in the Willen Hospice. Lindsey has first hand experience therefore, not just of the sheer effort involved in Charity fundraising, but also, and more significantly, the role that both Macmillan Cancer Support and the Willen Hospice play, helping ordinary families like her own, when faced with fighting cancer. Lindsey’s personal aim is to continue to help raise the vital funds needed for both the Willen Hospice and Macmillan Cancer support. You can contact: Lindsey on tel: 07803 616232 Email: Lindsey@strictlymk.co.uk Accursio on tel: 07541 220602 Email: Accursio@strictlymk.co.uk

Who is our target audience? Strictly MK is targeted at the population of Buckinghamshire/Bedfordshire/Hertfordshire. We expect the evening of Saturday 26th October 2013 to be supported not just by celebrities and professional Ballroom and Latin champion dancers, but also by local dignitaries and individuals with a high public profile in our area (many of whom have already committed their time and support to our event). We expect a sell out audience on the night of 1200 with a waiting list. We fully expect our audience to want to travel in to Milton Keynes from outside the area to come and watch this exciting live dance competition. In contrast, but quite separately, the Junior Strictly MK title will be competed for on Sunday 27th October by primary schools across Milton Keynes and parts of Buckinghamshire/Bedfordshire. Junior Strictly MK 2013 ensures the participation of lots of young people during the day and their schools, teacher’s parents and supporters. We fully expect the weekend of 26/27 October 2013 when Strictly MK takes place to be exciting, glamorous, star studded, family entertainment… Quite literally the talk of the town!

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The Strictly MK 2013 Format Strictly MK 2013 has the potential to be a local phenomenon which we hope to make into an annual event, with an extremely large target market and audience. Always with the overall goal of raising vital funds for Charity within the community. Our format is already well established and been tried and tested successfully across the country. We are delighted that our MC on the night is top TV, Radio and Sky Sport presenter/broadcaster, Andrew Castle. We are delighted that Andrew has agreed to be our MC as he is not only a first class professional television presenter/radio broadcaster, but he also has first hand experience of the ‘Strictly’ format. Andrew bravely accepted the challenge a few seasons ago, of competing as a celebrity dancer on the popular BBC1 television show ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ partnered with Olla Jordan. He has said it was a life changing experience, never to be forgotten! 14 dancing couples will go head to head on the dance floor to compete for votes. Our ‘celebrity’ dancers must have a large profile in the local area. He/She will be partnered with an extremely talented semi professional/professional dancer. We would expect our celebrity dancers to have no previous dance experience and will provide light hearted video evidence of training sessions leading into the competition for the audience to view on the night to show individual progression. Each couple will have 8 weeks training twice a week leading into the competition to perfect dance routines to a cha cha and a waltz. Finalists only will perform a free style number. Finalists will be determined by audience telephone voting on the night combined with a panel of celebrity judges. The couple crowned winners of Strictly MK 2013 will be decided solely by audience votes. Our audience will also be treated on the night to two show dances performed by professional dance champions, to include Accursio Romeo and his dance partner, currently ranked 4th in UK Professional Ballroom.

Why sponsor us? We are delighted that Strictly MK has generously been gifted venue sponsorship by Bury Farm Equestrian Village, Slapton, Buckinghamshire. Our fabulous competition will take place in their wonderful fully equipped international indoor Arena, to include VIP parking, early entry to champagne reception, VIP fine dining whilst watching glittering competition in comfort, entry to after show party. You will appreciate that we seek further sponsorship not only to cover unavoidable costs like marketing, promotion and printing, but also to maximise funds raised for the benefit of Macmillan Cancer Support and Willen Hospice in Milton Keynes. Our sponsors will receive enormous benefit from supporting Strictly MK 2013. These benefits are outlined in brief, in the 4 schedules below. Please remember, you or your company will not just be supporting Strictly MK 2013, but importantly, supporting the Willen Hospice and Macmillan Cancer Support. For more information about visit: www.macmillan.org.uk/bucks and www.willen-hospice.org.uk

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Benefits of becoming our Prestigious Headline Sponsor: £10,000 1. Company logo displayed on all visual marketing materials controlled by Strictly MK 2013 Your company logo will be displayed on all marketing materials controlled by Strictly MK 2013 aimed at reaching the wide demographic of Milton Keynes, parts of Buckinghamshire and Bedfordshire. 2. Company logo displayed on all YouTube audition videos Every dance will be uploaded to our official YouTube account. A still shot of your company’s logo will be at the beginning of each dance video which could be watched by thousands. 3. Scripted acknowledgement of Prestigious Headline Sponsor at the Live Competition Throughout the three hour Live Final, celebrity MC, Andrew Castle, (top TV, radio and Sky sport presenter) will vocally announce your company as the Headline sponsor. 4. Company logo displayed on the Live Final tickets and programme with full page advert You will receive a full page of advertising in the programme for sale at the Live Competition, which will highlight your company logo. You will be required to submit a PDF to precise measurements (to be determined) for this advert to be printed. Your valuable support as Headline sponsor will also be acknowledged in the introduction of the live final programme. Your company logo will also be displayed on all Live Final tickets. 5. Profiled in each press release The role of your company as prestigious Headline sponsor will be highlighted in all press releases. 6. On-screen branding at the Live Final Your company logo will be displayed on large projector screens which we will have on the stage and in the arena. These screens will be visible to the audience. 7. Advertised as Prestigious Headline sponsor on our official Facebook account Your logo will figure prominently on our official Facebook account, giving your company more exposure through social media platforms. Facebook is used regularly by a large section of the population, thereby a valuable opportunity for you to gain even more exposure 8. Advertised as Prestigious Headline sponsor on our website Your logo will feature on our website once operational. There will also be an opportunity to provide 500 words about your company (plus links to your website). 9. Opportunity to become part of Strictly Milton Keynes exciting future You, or your company in 2013 will proudly be associated with the first ever fabulous Strictly MK Dance Competition in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support and Willen Hospice. 10. Free seating for 10 in VIP area, incl champagne reception, fine dining and after party. 1 table for 10, in VIP area, ensuring; VIP parking, early entry to champagne reception, VIP fine dining whilst watching the glittering competition in comfort. Entry to after show party. 11. 6 Backstage VIP Passes 4 VIP passes to go backstage and meet all celebrity and professional dancers and judges and celebrity MC, Andrew Castle, personally. 12. Present the Strictly Milton Keynes 2013 Glitter Ball Trophy to the Winners in Closing Ceremony You, or a representative of your choice, will be invited on stage by our celebrity MC, Andrew Castle, to present the glitter ball trophy to the winners of Strictly MK 2013

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Benefits of Valuable Gold Sponsor: ÂŁ3000 1. Company logo displayed on all visual marketing materials controlled by Strictly MK 2013 Your company logo will be displayed on marketing materials controlled by Strictly MK 2013 aimed at reaching the wide demographic of Milton Keynes, parts of Buckinghamshire and Bedfordshire. 2. On-screen branding at the Live Final Your company logo will be displayed on large projector screens which we will have on the stage and in the arena. These screens will be visible to the audience at all times. 3. Company logo displayed in the Live Final programme with half page advert You will receive a half page of advertising in the programme for sale at the Live Competition, which will highlight your company logo. You will be required to submit a PDF to precise measurements (to be determined) for your advert to appear. Your sponsorship support will also be acknowledged in the introduction of the live final programme. 4. Advertised as a valuable Gold sponsor on our official Facebook account Your logo will figure prominently on our official Facebook account, giving your company more exposure through social media platforms. Facebook is used regularly by a large section of the population, thereby a valuable opportunity for you to gain even more exposure across a wide demographic. 5. Advertised as a sponsor on our website Your logo will feature on our website once operational. There will also be an opportunity to provide 250 words about your company (plus links to your website). 6. Opportunity to become part of Strictly Milton Keynes exciting future Your company in 2013 will proudly be associated with the first ever fabulous Strictly MK Dance Competition in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support and Willen Hospice. 7. Free seating for 4 in VIP area, incl champagne reception, fine dining, entry to after party 4 free VIP seats, (with first reserve to purchase full table of 10) ensuring VIP parking, early entry to champagne reception, fine dining whilst you watch the glittering competition in comfort. Entry to after show party. 8. 4 Backstage VIP Passes 4 VIP passes to go backstage and meet all celebrity and professional dancers, judges and celebrity MC, Andrew Castle, personally.

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Benefits of Silver Sponsor: ÂŁ1,000 1. Advertised as a sponsor on our website Your logo will feature on our website once operational . There will also be an opportunity to provide 250 words about your company (plus links to your website). 2. Company logo displayed in the Live Final programme with quarter page advert You will receive a quarter page of advertising in the programme for sale at the Live Competition, which will highlight your company logo. You will be required to submit a PDF to precise measurements (to be determined) for your advert to appear. Your sponsorship support will also be acknowledged in the introduction of the live final programme. 3. Advertised as a silver sponsor on our official Facebook account Your logo will figure prominently on our official Facebook account, giving your company more exposure through social media platforms. Facebook is used regularly by a large section of the population, thereby a great opportunity for you to gain even more exposure 4. Opportunity to become part of Strictly Milton Keynes exciting future Your company in 2013 will excitingly be associated with the first ever fabulous Strictly MK Dance Competition in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support and Willen Hospice. 5. Free Seating 2 free VIP seats (with first reserve to purchase table of 10), ensuring VIP parking, early entry to champagne reception and fine dining whilst you watch the glittering competition in comfort. Entry to after show party.

Benefits of Bronze Sponsor: ÂŁ150 1. Quarter page advert in the Live Final Programme You will receive a quarter page of advertising in the programme for sale at the Live Competition which will highlight your company logo. You will be required to submit a PDF with precise measurements (to be determined) for your advert to appear. 2. Free Seating 2 free grandstand seats ensuring your place at the glittering competition. Entry to after show party.

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TO PURCHASE TICKETS Tickets are available from the box office at our venue host, Bury Farm Equestrian Village on tel: 01525 222114. Alternatively you can contact Lindsey Inchbald via email: Lindsey@strictlymk.co.uk Or, post payment for VIP tables to Lindsey at: Strictly MK, The Red House, The Avenue, Aspley Guise, Beds, MK17 8HH (Cheques made payable to ‘Macmillan Cancer Support’)

Ticket prices: VIP Gallery: £75 per head, to be purchased as table of 10, at £750. Price includes, VIP parking, early arrival into arena for champagne reception, 3 course meal during performance, entry to exclusive VIP after show party in executive bar. VIP: BLACK TIE ONLY.

Stalls Block A: £50 per head, to be purchased as table of 10 at £500. Price includes, VIP parking, 4 bottles of complimentary wine on table, canapes, waiter service during the performance, entry to after show party STALLS: BLACK TIE OR LOUNGE SUITS ACCEPTABLE.

Stalls Block B: £35 per head, to be purchased as table of 10 at £350. Price includes entry to after show party STALLS B: LOUNGE SUITS ACCEPTABLE.

Grandstand tiered seating: £25 per seat. A pay bar is available before and after the show and in the interval.

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Contact Us: Please do not hesitate to contact either Lindsey Inchbald or Accursio Romeo if you have any queries regarding this sponsorship package. Thank you. Contact Information: Lindsey Inchbald: Accursio Romeo:

tel: 07803 616232 tel: 07541 220602

Email: Lindsey@strictlymk.co.uk Email: Accursio@strictlymk.co.uk

Website: www.strictlymk.co.uk To Make a Donation To become a sponsor of Strictly MK 2013, or to make a personal donation to Macmillan Cancer Support, please make cheques payable to: 'Macmillan Cancer Support'. Forward to: Lindsey Inchbald Strictly MK 2013 Strictly MK, The Red House, The Avenue, Aspley Guise, Beds, MK17 8HH Alternatively, if you prefer to make payment directly online, our bank account details are: Name: Acc no: Sort code:

Macmillan Cancer Support 43289370 20-57-40

We are very proud and excited that Strictly MK 2013 will be the first of its kind in our area. We look forward to meeting you there! In the meantime, thank you again for your kind and generous support.

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