There will be glitter galore as Aberdeenshire’s answer to a TV dancing show takes place tonight.
The Strictly Come Prancing competition will take place at the Ardoe House Hotel, with all profits going to the Banchory-based Forget Me Not Club.
It provides support and activities for people living with dementia, their families and carers.
The contest will pit 11 couples against each other, all of whom have been fine-tuning their Cuban-influenced cha-cha and Spanish paso doble performances for months.
About 250 guests will enjoy a drinks reception and dinner before watching the dancers and voting for their favourites.
Lesley Fletcher, development manager at the Forget Me Not Club, hopes the event will raise around £20,000 for the charity.
She said: “Strictly Come Prancing started in the Town Hall in Banchory eight years ago but has grown so much we had to move to a bigger venue.
“Several of our dancers have a connection with our resource centre in Banchory, and have a family member or friend living with dementia, so they know only too well how important it is to raise as much money as possible to support our ongoing work.”
Founded in 1999, the Forget Me Not Club is staffed almost entirely by enthusiastic volunteers, who run activities ranging from Tai Chi, yoga, painting and crafts to games, discos, tea dances and walking football.