It has been a bit of a long weekend, planned over many months and now I’m feeling elated that it all went off ok.I’ll be writing a post about attending Blog On Cymru , today I wanted to talk about my son who danced for 6 hours in aid of Comic Relief today.It was originally going to be me dancing, but with my scoliosis, I was advised not to.I had felt bad about not taking part in last year’s Team Honk relay and really wanted to feel a part of it this year’s fundraising.It was decided that I could do the social media on the day, also filling in a number of time slots on the build up to the Comic Relief Danceathon.
After weeks of much anticipation, Sunday the 8th of March at Wembley Arena was where the Danceathon was held.Just a few days before Kip said in hindsight he should have signed up to dance, so in case this could happen, he donned my leggings and Red Nose day T-shirt and some funny Red Nose Day socks worn over top the leggings.We left home at 7am to catch the coach to Swindon, laid on because of engineering works and then headed to London Paddington.En route we met up with Kath from Dreaming Of A Craft Room , once at Paddington we met up with a few others including Sarah who works for Comic Relief on the social media side.
Kip in his danceathon gear
We arrived at Wembley Arena shortly before 11ish, (it might have been later) and quickly got in the queue, which was surprisingly short.Me and the kids has to go to the under 16’s signing area, where we were give bands and directed to upstairs.We soon found the rest of Team Honk dancers, hugs, selfies and squeals of excitement continued as we made our way towards the spectators area and Kip went with Penny of Parent Shaped into the under 16’s section.Me and the girl’s were on the same side that Team Honk were dancing and the under 16’s section was just in front, so we had a good view of everyone.To save money and time, I agreed to look after several people’s bags, the dancers had bumbags to keep there phones and small items in.Penny from Parent Shaped and one of the Team honk founding member
Shortly before 12pm, the dancers went through a warm up routine and I started the social media ball rolling On Team Honk’s Twitter, my Twitter, Facebook page, Facebook profile and Instagram.Then 6 hours of dancing began:
12pm – 70’s disco
12.30pm – Swag
1pm – 80’s Anthems
1.30pm – Musical Theatre
2pm – 90’s Rave
2.30pm – Michael Jackson Moves
3pm – Funk
3.30pm – Diva Dancing
4pm – Bashment
4.30pm – Pop
5pm – Ballroom & Latin Taught by Dancers on Strictly
5.30pm – Sixties Soul
I had few favourite dances, the 90’s rave was awesome and so was the Michael Jackson Thriller routine.
I am so proud of Team Honk dancers ( deep breath and tries not to cry again), today we hit £30, 000 +.
Please could you sponsor Kip? He was absolutely awesome during the whole of the 6 hours, Penny says she was amazed how well he did.
You can sponsor him on what would have been my fundraising page .Kip after dancing for 6 hours
We got home eventually after finding out that the coach from Swindon didn’t exist and we had to get a train to Weston-Super-Mare, fortunately it stopped at Chippenham first.Then arriving back at chippenham, I realised I had left my wallet on top of the loo roll dispenser at Paddington station as it was in my hand after paying 30p to use the toilet.I had my bank card and £15 in there and no other cards as I always leave at home when I go away.
I would like to thank the 100 + Team Honk dancers for keeping the nation entertained for 6 hours and raising a whole heap of dosh in the process.
You are epic.From L-R, Kath from Dreaming Of A Craft Room, Jane from Practically Perfect Mums, Rebecca from Munchies and Munchkins.
Front, Lisa From New Mum Online From L-R, Penny from Parent Shaped, Jaime from Oliver’s Madhouse, Andrea from All You Need Is Love And Cake and Marissa from Missy B And Family Lady T of Mummy Barrow and one of the founding members of Team Honk Annie from Mammasaurus and one of the Team Honk founding members