Radio 2 DJ, Sara Cox is to undetake a 24-hour danceathon, 1980s style, for Comic Relief’s 2017 Red Nose Day.
“I loved the 80s for many reasons but mainly because the music was just so exciting and I also love to dance, usually just in the kitchen if I’m honest – what a feeling! It’s going to be tough with people watching my attempt, when I’ll probably look like a super freak, but I’m hoping others will get involved too as I always wanna dance with somebody. It’s a huge honour to try to raise money for Red Nose Day and it’s the people I met on my recent trip to Kenya that are going to make sure I don’t stop believing I can do it. Having seen first-hand how Red Nose Day cash changes lives, both in Africa and here at home in the UK, I’m going to try my best to bust a move for the full 24 hours.” – Sara Cox
On Monday 20th March, Sara, who presents Radio 2 Sounds of the 80s every Friday from 10pm-midnight, slips into legwarmers for her 80s themed Danceathon. The challenge will see her push it, both physically and mentally, as she gets into the groove and attempts to throw 80s inspired shapes, non-stop, to raise cash for Comic Relief that will help change lives in the UK and across Africa.
To ensure Sara feels the power of love and gets the support she needs, Radio 2 shows will be backing her all the way, by playing 80s tunes and checking in on her every step she takes. Her celebrity pals will also jump in to keep her motivated throughout, when her muscles will no doubt ache like never before.
Sara previously took part in Comic Relief’s 2015 Danceathon for six hours straight when she had the time of her life and back in 2013 she wowed the Strictly judges with an elegant waltz on that year’s Christmas Special. However, for Red Nose Day this year she’s going above and beyond with her 24 hour dance marathon.
Sara’s challenge will kick off at 9.30am on Monday 20th March with the challenge taking her through to 9.30am on Tuesday 21st March.
“Why not throw on some legwarmers, backcomb your hair and take on your own 80s themed fundraising challenge yourself? Come on guys, let’s dance! It’s a great way to raise cash and also have a lot of fun, and we all just wanna have fun, right? It’s what Red Nose Day is all about.” – Sara Cox