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On Sunday April 17th I became the first ever person to dance the entire length of the London Marathon!  It took an exhausting 8 hours and 50 minutes and it was surely the most intense but rewarding experience of my life - the crowds and runners were just incredible, and the atmosphere every time I dodgily danced past crowds out in the sun was brilliant.  I managed to beat my predicted time too - coming in 34,692nd! - and that's with a mass FREE TO DANCE freemob in the Mall at the finish!

Please dig as deep as you're able to sponsor me - we're closing in on our sponsorship target and with you're help we'll be sure to get there.

 

Dancing the marathon is the next crucial step in preparing me for a world record: the longest ever dance in the world - over 130 hours - from 11th to 16th October in central London.  I'm doing it all to raise awareness and funds for Burma - using my freedom to support those with none - through my new educational charity LearnBurma, dedicated to opening young people's eyes to the situation there.  It's a country I've come to love since spending a year teaching in a refugee camp on the border with Thailand five years ago.  Every penny received from your donation will go towards inspiring young people here and in and around Burma to make a real difference to the country.

Thanks for your support,

Ben

ps If you don't want to donate online you can sponsor me by text! Simply text 'FREE' to 70777 to donate £5! (at least 87% - depending on your mobile provider - goes direct to LearnBurma)

pps Forgot the science bit: "Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving – they’ll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they’ll send your money directly to the charity and make sure Gift Aid is reclaimed on every eligible donation by a UK taxpayer. So it’s the most efficient way to donate - I raise more, whilst saving time and cutting costs for the charity."

Raising money for

LearnBurma

LearnBurma

Charity Registration No. 1139662

LearnBurma is an educational charity dedicated to opening the eyes of a new generation to the situation in Burma, equipping young people with the skills and motivation to make a real difference to it.

Donations 150

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Good luck with the big one in October!

Donation by Jamie O'Hare on 28/06/11

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Okay you're so nearly at the target and who doesn't donate?!!! Well done, amazing achievement :)

Donation by Claire Joels on 20/05/11

£5.00

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All the best!

Donation by Ash Merritt on 20/05/11

£15.00

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well done Ben! sorry this is a bit late but hopefully I am still in time for it to be of some help!

Donation by Louisa Searle on 19/05/11

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Well done Ben.

Donation by bunmi otubushin on 16/05/11

£5.00

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Congratulations Benny Boy!!! ALL MY LOVE FLISS XXXX

Donation by Felicity Courage on 11/05/11

£20.00

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Hey Ben,just got paid so I can donate a proper amount now!! Well done again. I made it to Paris ok - best feeling ever! Next stop mongolia x

Donation by Charlotte North on 04/05/11

£20.00

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So amazing I started dancing myself. Truely inspirational - well done!!! xxx

Donation by Anna Cookson on 28/04/11

£10.00

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Donation by nikky catto on 25/04/11

£5.00

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Well done. The force was strong with you! obi-wan-kenobi.co.uk.

Donation by david riley (aka ob1) on 25/04/11

£2.00

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Well done Ben, unbelievable effort x

Donation by Sharon Buxton on 25/04/11

£10.00

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Ben, many, many congratulations on a fantastic, awesome and inspiring achievement! Well done!

Donation by Lindsay Meader on 25/04/11

£10.00

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congratulations Ben, you are a living legend

Donation by simon jones on 25/04/11

£20.00

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Well done Ben. Amazing effort.

Donation by Simon Roche on 25/04/11

£30.00

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Belated congratulations and good luck with your next endeavour. We need to clone you!

Donation by Anna Fooks on 25/04/11

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Thank you for getting me round on Sunday...especially mile 25! You were brilliant. Hope the feet aren't too sore xx

Donation by Rachel Hooper on 21/04/11

£20.00

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Ben, was awesome to travel to the marathon start with you! Well done for finishing it.And, have a good trip! xxx

Donation by Viki Johnson on 21/04/11

£50.00

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Well done Ben. All the best for your trip to Burma

Donation by Gill Brooks on 21/04/11

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Congratulations and amazing work!

Donation by Maria Marro-Perera on 21/04/11

£20.00

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massive well done

Donation by Ruth Brockett on 21/04/11

£20.00

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It is madness? Is it genius? Either way, it's damned impressive. See you at Glastonbury dancing boy.

Donation by Beck on 21/04/11

£20.00

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Congratulations Ben. What an amazing and inspiring action. I hope you reach your target and i look forward to seeing your dance moves at Glastonbury.

Donation by Melanie Alfonso on 20/04/11

£5.00

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Congratulations!!!

Donation by Felix Charnley on 20/04/11

£2.00

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Congratulations Ben! That is AMAZING!! xx

Donation by Ade Sofola on 20/04/11

£10.00

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It was a pleasure to walk/dance alongside you for a few miles - amazing achievement well done!

Donation by Rupes on 20/04/11

£20.00

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£3,403.88
  • Offline donations£1,455.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£4,858.88
  • Gift Aid£0.00

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