Kingston's Bryce Smith raises large funds for Stand Like Stone Foundation

The Stand Like Stone Foundation's Swinging with the Stars was another awesome success at the weekend with Kingston's Bryce Smith featuring in the event.

Competitor Peter Loring from Bricks and Mortar Coffee Co from Mount Gambier along with his dance partner Paris Ackland won the dancing, with Kate Palm from Penola winning the People's Choice award after raising just over $27,000.

Bryce raised a total of $12,600, with these funds going towards the Kingston Community School Sub Fund.

The Stars collectively raised a total of $108,000 for Stand Like Stone Foundation, the second largest funds raised in the history of the event.

These funds will go to helping with the foundation's operating costs, as well as to the individual sub funds the dancers selected.

Over 500 people were in attendance at the event at the Barn in Mount Gambier, with the dance routines being choreographed by Kim Cella and Keana Soper from Hype Dance.

Kim has been at the head of choreographing the event for the past 10 years. A number of businesses have supported the event and the stars, donating their time, expertise and goods.

Vanity Make-Up Bar and Body Lounge provided tanning and make-up services and Red Ivie Hairdressing styled hair, Christy Radford from With Love Photography took photos and Marcus Jones from Video Live Production made the videos.

The Foundation has sent out a big thank you to all those who have supported the event, with the money raised being delivered back to communities across the Limestone Coast.

Louise Adams and her band, Louise and the Lucid Dreams, performed live, having everyone up dancing, with Gavin Clarke also playing acoustic music during dinner.

Stand Like Stone Foundation CEO, Anne Kerr, thanked all the Swinging with the Stars partners for their help.

"These incredible local stars have given up 10 weeks of their lives to learn four dances to perform in front of a crowd, and raise money for their community all at the same time," Ms Kerr said. "It takes a very special person to do that and we can't thank them enough."