The Forbes Dancing With the Stars charity event is fast approaching and twenty local identities are nervously and excitedly preparing their routines for the big night. Local farmer and passionate dancer, Noel Fuge, is one of the contestants and is looking forward to showing off his dance moves.
“I was very dubious about it, but the more I get into it, I’m really enjoying it,” he said. “We started off a bit wary, but the people organising it are putting so much into it so I feel we should try hard and put our bit into it as well.”
Like many people, Noel’s life has also been touched in some way by cancer, and with all profits from the event going to Can Assist Forbes, this is a cause close to Noel’s heart. “Two of my best mates just passed away from cancer,” Noel says. “We were the same age and I grew up with both of them.”
Noel’s dancing partner for the event, Denise Jelbart, said when she received a phone call asking if she would like to take part in a charity event for Can Assist, she jumped at the chance. “I’m a breast cancer survivor and I’m twenty years down the track from having cancer. They helped us a lot in regards to travel and they were great,” said Denise.
“I’m dedicating my dance to all the breast cancer survivors in the Forbes area. I thought, why not give it to the living; the ones who have survived – the ones in my boat.” “It will be unique and I’m looking forward to dancing with Noel because he is a great dancer and a great person.”
Tickets for Dancing With the Stars are on sale now at the Forbes Services Memorial Club.