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Ann Widdecombe waltzes into Hawkchurch

10:09 05 November 2012

Ann Widdecombe receives a cheque for £175 for her chosen charity - Safe 
Haven for Donkeys in the Holy Land - from Fairwater Head Hotel boss Adam Southwell.

Ann Widdecombe receives a cheque for £175 for her chosen charity - Safe Haven for Donkeys in the Holy Land - from Fairwater Head Hotel boss Adam Southwell.

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Former Cabinet Minister reveals the Strictly Come Dancing routine she had planned for the TV show final

Former Cabinet Minister and Strictly Come Dancing star, Ann Widdecombe, waltzed into Hawkchurch on Friday to talk about her life.

She told the Fairwater Head Hotel’s monthly lunch club about her career in politics, her writing and her time on the TV dance show, revealing the routine she had planned to perform had she reached the final.

The lunch also raised £175for her chosen charity - Safe

Haven for Donkeys in the Holy Land,

Adam Southwell, co owner of the Fairwater Head Hotel, said: “We were delighted when Ann accepted our invitation to speak to our lunch club. We have known her for a number of years and know what a wonderful speaker she is. She manages to get across her convictions in a simple and clear way while adding some very funny stories about her life. Close to sixty people attended the lunch which shows what a great draw she is.”

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