Big Hugs!

Karen Harewood & Dennis Smart

Karen and Dennis finished with a combined judges score of 89 and a fundraising total at the end of the night of £947.00!

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Karen Harewood

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Profession Enterprise Executive with the Princes Trust and Senior Team Leader with The Utility Warehouse Discount Club.

Aged 37, Karen has previously been used to performing on the track in front of thousands of people as an International 800m runner

But how will she cope when she swaps the track for the dancefloor? her spikes for a pair of heels? and the 800m for the cha cha cha?

Having retired form athletics this year, Karen now splits her time between delivering the Prince's Trust Enterprise Programme in Corby which provides grants to help young people set up their own businesses, and running her own business helping people save money on all their household bills.

As an athlete she represented Great Britain at World and European Championships, became English Champion in 2011 and is the UK record holder for the V35 800m.

Karen moved to Corby with her husband Kevin in 2003 and has adopted the town as 'home' having never managed to stay in any other one place for as long as she's lived in Corby.

In her spare time Karen likes cooking, eating out...and eating in. She is a big reader of personal development books and believes that everyone has the potential to achieve much more than they could ever imagine.

Dennis Smart

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Dennis has spent many years dancing. Starting with The Bolshoi Ballet under Dame Margot Fonteyn and progressing to extreme skiing in the Alps!!!

He is the owner of Owen Smart Jewellers, and is a qualified gemmologist and diamond grader.

Dennis said "the rarest Gem he has seen so far is Karen! She is an exquisite beauty, full of sparkle and elegance".

Dennis wishes to thank Lakelands Hospice for the opportunity and also all his supporters as "anything we raise goes to a wonderful cause".