April 29, 2015 at 10:00 AM

Olympic gymnast and Dancing on Ice Champion, Beth Tweddle gave the crowning glory to Simon Brander, Multisol's Commercial Director when he took to the floor at the weekend in the glittering Claire House Does Strictly event.
Simon was one of eight Chester business people-come amateur dancers who helped to raise around £50,000 for Claire House Children’s Hospice, which provides care, support and choice for families with terminally ill children.
The event, based upon the popular TV show, took place at the Titanic Hotel in Liverpool with professional dancers from Wirral-based dance school, Headliners, putting the contestants through their paces before all ten performed live.
“I’m so used to being the one who gets judged, I couldn’t wait to be on the other side of that desk, seeing what our competitors could do,” explains Olympian Beth.
“When I was on Dancing on Ice, I knew what it was like to be out of your comfort zone; the amateur dancers were doing something completely different to their everyday lives. But for such an amazing cause, I knew it would spur them on to do their best.”
The victorious Simon Brander thanked all of his sponsors, many of whom are Multisol and Brenntag employees or customers. “Because of your support, I exceeded my £2,000 target and the event itself looks like it will raise over £50,000 for Claire House which is awesome and makes me very glad I agreed to be part of it.”
Organiser Angella Rawsthorne, of Claire House, said: “The amateur dancers have bravely taken up the gauntlet and all ten participants are great supporters of Claire House and have helped to make a fabulous night for a wonderful cause.”