Team Honk Danceathon – We did it!!!

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After the Danceathon. We were all exhausted, but couldn’t help but smile knowing what an amazing achievement it was!

At 5.30 yesterday morning I reluctantly got out of bed, into the shower, dressed in a tutu, leg warmers and deelly boppers and dragged myself to the train station. A 3 hour train journey later (thank you very much line closures) and I was at London St Pancras station, ready to meet up with 3 similarly dressed bloggers.

Our destination was of course Wembley Arena – yep, we really don’t dress like that everyday! Yesterday was the first ever Comic Relief Danceathon, where 2000 people congregated to dance solidly for 6 hours, to 12 different genres. We were joined by celebrities and the best dance instructors in the country to get our groove on and raise as much money as we possibly could for Comic Relief.

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And we did it – we hugged, we laughed, we made new friends and we even did some dancing – who’d have thought it! We supported each other when we were struggling, and we laughed at the crazy dance routines that we were expected to follow – we actually laughed even more at a certain Team Honker getting her tattooed bottom on out stage – a tattoo that raised a fantastic £1000 for the cause!!

Yesterday we were all part of something amazing. There were many of us, myself definitely included, who didn’t know if we would be able to make it through. For me personally it was a massive challenge. Dodgy knees have prevented me from exercising on a regular basis for a long time. This has been a massive motivator for me while following Slimming World, obviously less weight equals less pressure on my joints. Anyway, I digress.

Throughout the day we Facebooked, Instagrammed and Tweeted photos and updates, with pleas for sponsorship – and I am so proud to say that as a team, by the end of yesterday we had raised over £28,000 for Comic Relief. It’s amazing to think about the amount of people that money will help – and we aren’t done yet! There is still time for you to donate and help us push our total to over £30,000. Despite there being half the amount of bloggers taking part this year compared to that, we are determined to smash last years total!

And today…… I think we are all tired, sore and happy as well as slightly (read very) emotional at the enormity of what a group of normal *cough* bloggers can achieve. If you want to see more photos, videos and craziness from yesterday then search Twitter and Instagram for our hashtags – #teamhonk #danceathon #RND15

So if you want to sponsor us, then visit my Giving Page and donate whatever you can. 

Heres an idea of exactly what that money can achieve, both here in the UK and in some of the worlds poorest countries….

  • £150 = bicycle ambulance to help pregnant women in rural Malawi reach life-saving health service
  • £50 could pay for a girl, in a Kenyan slum, to do an apprenticeship + gain vital, life-changing skills and knowledge
  • £30 could pay for 6 young people in the UK with a disability to take part in sport.
  • £20 = school uniforms for 2 street children in Ghana, so they can get the education they need
  • £25 = a sport session for disadvantaged UK young people, keeping them safe & off the streets
  • £30 = 15 elderly people, living with dementia in the UK attending a weekly support session
  • £15 = 6 mosquito nets, to protect 6 children in Uganda from contracting life-threatening malaria

But any amount can change someone’s world….

 


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15 Comments:

  1. amazing effort there Andrea you did so well and i hope you are proud of your acheivement 🙂
    you looked fab too xxx
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  2. Well done to you all! I watched it on TV and saw everyone did so well!
    A fantastic achievement! x
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  3. I was so sorry to miss this but you were all AMAZING!!
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  4. Well done chick! I was following everyone on Facebook – kudos to you all for 6 hours dancing, I doubt my knees could cope. Expect you are all achey today and definitely deserve some feet up time! xx
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  5. Would have LOVED to take part in this, but it was just too far to travel. You guys did AMAZING. I’ve donated and I’m so pleased to see how much has been raised so far.
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  6. I cannot believe we all got through all 6 hours! It was way harder than I thought it was going to be. And yet a simple walk in the park compared to what the people we were raising money for have to deal with on a daily basis. Well done for all the money raised!
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  7. well done it is such an achievement for such a good cause.
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  8. You all did an amazing job, well done Andrea. Mich x
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  9. We did it. What an achievement. It was fantastic to dance with you. Roll on next year… x
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  10. I’m so impressed with you all, what an achievement!
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  11. Ah how fantastic well done!!! You deserve lots of rest now!! 🙂
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  12. I can’t believe we did it! It has really hit me much harder, both emotionally and physically, than expected. I will never forget it. Well done for getting through it x
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  13. Well done. It looked exhausting. What an amazing achievement though and so much money raised.
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  14. Well done! Looks like you all had fun and did a great job fundraising, should be very proud of yourselves! #brilliantblogposts
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  15. Well done!! Pat on the back for all of you!
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