Cancer Society benefits from broken toe - 25/05/2007The Cancer Society is today $805 better off, thanks to Wanganui Mayor Michael Laws breaking his toe during practice for TVNZ's hit series Dancing With The Stars.
In early April Mr Laws broke his big toe in two places when he tripped over a dart oche (a metal slat used to measure distance from the dart board) at the Wanganui Darts Club while practicing his dance routine.
The successful bidder, who wants to remain anonymous, also received honorary citizenship of Wanganui. However, as they are already a Wanganui citizen, they requested that the honorary citizenship be given to Mr Laws' dance partner Lauren de Boeck.
The final of Dancing With The Stars will screen on Tuesday, May 29. Mr Laws and Ms de Boeck will be back on the dancefloor with all the contestants from the current series.
Mr Laws said he had spent today practicing the jive and that "unfortunately it was all coming back to me".
He said that there was also a mass dance at the end that he was required to learn which featured scantily clad women waving feather fans. He said "it was one thing to learn it but another thing to concentrate".
The final episode is expected to attract an audience of one million television viewers and be the most popular single programme of the 2007 year.
Mr Laws said he expects Megan Alatini to win the event – "she's the most naturally gifted dancer I have ever seen".