Tuesday 27th March 2012
Dance enthusiast Ben Hammond will be fox trotting across the country to find the perfect partner for a unique charity challenge.
The 34-year-old is looking for a dance partner to join him in the Dance Britain For Burma challenge from August to October.
The challenge will involve Ben and his partner dancing from John O'Groats to Land's End for 10 hours a day, for 50 continuous days.
Ben, from London, and his partner will cover 1,200 miles, visit more than a thousand communities and dance about six million steps.
Ben is hoping to raise more than £200,000 to support the work of five organisations working to help Burma. They are Amnesty International, the Burma Campaign UK, Prospect Burma, Partner's Relief And Development, and his own charity LearnBurma.
During his search for a partner he will be visiting shopping centres, supermarkets football grounds, dance groups, and nightclubs in Birmingham, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Exeter, Inverness, London, Manchester and Newcastle.
Ben said: "As a remarkably poor dancer myself, I'm looking for a dance lead, someone who could mambo over mountains, can-can through the countryside and twist and turn me through town after great British town.
"The exact dance speciality isn't as important as enthusiasm and an unshakeable 'who dances wins' attitude. Having someone by my side to dance away the lonely hours with as my conga companion will ultimately help me fulfil my dancing destiny."
For more information visit http://www.dancebritain.com.