News: Journey's end for teacher in a tutu

Friday 2 August 2013 by Carmel Smith

Ben Hammond at Land's End

He’s danced the London Marathon, broke the record for the longest continuous dance and now London teacher Ben Hammond has danced from John o’Groats to Land’s End to raise money for his charity supporting education, human rights and development projects in Burma.

He reached Land’s End last Saturday (27 July) and said “It’s just brilliant to have finally made it to Land’s End. It’s been a long road getting to this point but with the support of so many volunteers, dancers and donors it’s great that my 3 million dance steps across Britain have helped to raise the £40,000 target I set out to achieve for four important charities. Hopefully this money can go some way to help those in Burma who haven’t had the freedoms that many in the UK have, and the successful completion of the challenge can show what ordinary people can achieve when they set their mind (and feet) to it.”

Supporters can sponsor Ben by visiting or by texting DANCE to 70007 to donate £5.

Full details of Ben’s challenge are at

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