Jessica and John

So far I've raised €375

of my €1000 target
from 14 donations


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My Personal Message


Through my work in the City of Dublin Education and Training Board I have known about Ozanam House for many years. They offer such a variety of activities and classes for all ages and people from diverse backgrounds -in particular children from marginalised communities. It is great to be able to support their summer programme - especially by dancing! 

I love dancing - as a child I did ballet and then jazz-dance as a teenager - prancing around to the Rocky Horror Picture Show. Recently my dancing has been limited to children's parties,  musical chairs and my children trying to teach me how to 'floss'. So, when I heard about Ozanam Come Dancing I thought it was high time to get back into the swing of things.  I am hugely excited about this and I aim to win! 

My biggest fear is that after the season of mince pies and mulled wine I only have 9 weeks to get fit, learn the steps and squeeze into a fabulous costume! But I'm sure - it'll be grand on the night. 



I am a Development Officer with the City of Dublin Education and Training Board (CDETB). Through my work in the north inner city I am very aware of the range of services and supports which Ozanam House provides to the local community. They do an amazing job.

My dancing experience is limited to the old Top of the Pops, shaking a leg at dances, weddings and parties and watching all the “Strictly” competitors from the comfort of an armchair. So quite a lot in fact!

A big achievement for me would be, to be able to move in a smooth and coordinated fashion and make it resemble something like a dance from “Strictly”. My biggest fears would be failing to get the rhythm right and leaving my dancing partner Jessica to cover up all my mistakes. So nothing to worry about really!    


Who's Donated

  • €30

    Aoife Worrell

  • €20

    Christabel O'Connor

  • €25

    Colm O' Keeffe

  • €20

    Orla Tormey

  • €25

    Best of luck J&J ๐Ÿ’ƒ ๐Ÿ‘ž

    Ann Dunne

  • €30

    Best of luck guys!!!

    Lorraine Downey

  • €20

    barbara galvin

  • €50

    Brigitte Egan

  • €5

    Sarah Riedl

  • €25

    Best of luck Jessica! It has to be easier than the plank!!

    Joan Fitzpatrick

  • €20

    Best of luck Jessica and John ๐Ÿ’ƒ Team Strictly J&J All the way to win!!

    Rebecca Landy

  • €25

    Enjoy the experience and best of luck

    Margaret Hayes

  • €50

    Best of Luck

    John Hogan

  • €30

    The very best of luck!!

    Kate Fox

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Ozanam Come Dancing 2020

Date: 06 March 2020

Ozanam Come Dancing is the BIG annual fundraiser in aid of Ozanam House Resource Centre, a community centre operated by SVP in Dublin 1. This year, 11 couples have volunteered to take on the challenge. The show will take place on Friday 6th March at 7.30pm in Liberty Hall, Dublin 1 and will be hosted by television presenter and fashion designer, Brendan Courtney. Brendan will be assisted by our guest celebrity judges including Eilish Oโ€™Carroll and Katherine Lynch. This year, with your help, we will engage 280 children and young people from the north inner city on our summer projects in June, July and August. At this challenging time of the year for so many families in our community and with your support, we will give them a memorable experience in a safe, nurturing, yet fun-filled environment. Please support our volunteer dancers involved our BIG annual fundraiser, Ozanam Come Dancing.