This is a post that has taken me far too long to write.  But, as usual, life has a way of 'getting in the way'. (Things have been pr...

This is a post that has taken me far too long to write.  But, as usual, life has a way of 'getting in the way'. (Things have been pretty manic to say the least.)

Sunday 8th March saw me taking part in the 6 hour, non stop, danceathon for Comic Relief.  

I was taking part as a member of Team Honk and it was an absolutely amazing day.

I travelled to Wembley Arena with the lovely Penny, Jaime and Andrea and the excitement was palpable as we got nearer the venue.

The atmosphere was electric as soon as we walked through the doors at Wembley, and we were greeted by the utterly amazing sound of the Pop Choir. 

Hearing their singing, and the realisation of what we were about to do, suddenly made me very emotional.  

I had to hold back the tears though as I knew that once they started I probably wouldn't be able to stop.

After a brief wait at the cloakroom we made our way in to the main arena to meet the rest of Team Honk.

We are HERE!

I was slightly terrified about dancing for 6 hours, and about how I would cope. This was the first real 'test' my ankle had had since my accident and I wasn't sure whether I would make it through the day without it giving up on me.

I had no need to worry though.

The day was absolutely amazing.  

I got to see (and hug) quite a few of the Team Honk members and loved all of the music that was played throughout the day.  
We had an absolute blast learning different routines and every half an hour we were given different instructors and a different genre of music.

The fact that it was changed so regularly made it possible for me to keep going.

Just when I thought I wouldn't be able to manage any more a fresh face would appear on the stage and the music would change, making you want to start all over again.  

Over the course of 6 hours we danced to 70's Disco, Swag, 80's Anthems, Musical Theatre, Rave, Michael Jackson Moves, Funk, Diva Dancing, Bashment, Pop, Ballroom & Latin and 60's Soul!

The day was jam packed with amazing music and there were lots of celebrities joining in on the stage (including one that I had unintentionally told couldn't get a ride in our car from St. Pancras! *embarrassed face*).

Image courtesy of Comic Relief

The arena was packed full of people and I am extremely proud to have been a part of such an amazing event.

Incredibly, Team Honk have (so far) managed to raise almost £34,000!!

I can't really describe the emotions I felt when we hit £30,000, and the fact that the total is still rising is just amazing.

It is such an incredible thing and it means so much to have been a small part of this wonderful, important charity, and to help them raise money for the amazing work that they do.

The Red Nose Day Danceathon is something that will stay with me for a very long time, and I really hope it is something that they do for each Red Nose Day from now on, as it was AMAZING! (I know I keep saying it, but it's true).

Some photos from the Danceathon

I want to say a massive THANK YOU to everyone who has already sponsored me.

Even though I have already completed the danceathon, there is still time to sponsor me if you want to.
Every penny that is donated really does make a huge difference.

Missy x