For quite some time now, I’ve wanted to do something meaningful for charity. Last year I was going to run for Sports Relief, but unfortunately the local run fell on a day I couldn’t do. However later in the year I participated in the Ice Bucket Challenge, donating to both British Heart Foundation and Macmillan Cancer Support. This year, I’ve decided to fundraise for Red Nose Day, specifically the Danceathon.
On Sunday 8th March, the first ever Danceathon for Comic Relief will take place at The SSE Arena, Wembley. The basic idea is to dance non-stop for 6 hours, from 12pm on that Sunday. While many people will be traveling to the arena itself, people are also encouraged to take part from their home and this is what I’ll be doing – along with the kids. Not only that, but Betfair have kindly offered to sponsor me for this – gifting £150 to my giving page.
To get ready for the event, I’ve been turning on the Xbox and practising my dance moves! I’m also shaking my booty as I dance around the kitchen, making dinner each day. However I’m pretty sure that I should exist as one of those “expectations vs reality” memes, where I look ridiculous if anyone actually saw me – perhaps its a good job I can’t make it to Wembley.
However I’m really looking forward to the idea of music style changing every 30 minutes. I feel like it will keep things interesting and much easier to keep on dancing for all that time. I’m crossing my fingers for a bit of Fat Boy Slim as that’s always what I think of when working out. Either that or Eric Prydz, although I think that’s another expectations vs reality situation!
Anyway if you’d like to sponsor me, I’d love to have you. I’m officially part of Team Honk and you can find me personal sponsor page here.