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Danceathon and Colossal 10 - DONE!

6th November 2017

It may have been bonfire night but I was ending Matt’s Colossal 10 with a bang, taking on the final challenge, the 10 Hour Dance-a-thon.

Joined by family, colleagues and supporters of Weldmar, we started stepping at 9.00am at our in-patient unit, Joseph Weld Hospice.

The first few hours went quickly but we soon realised how long ten hours was and our muscles and joints were also feeling the strain!

With supporters dropping in throughout the day and handfuls of jelly babies to keep us going, spirits were high throughout as each hour passed closer to the end of Challenge number 10.

At the clock approached 7.00pm, the party tunes were in full swing and we had realised that we hadn’t just completed a full 10 hours of dancing.

We also had covered 28 miles in distance, burnt over 4,000 calories and stepped over 65,000 times.

It was certainly tougher than anticipated but an incredibly rewarding challenge and a fantastic one to end my 12 months of challenges for Weldmar Hospicecare.



I am still currently in quite a bit of pain however I will be spending the next couple of weeks looking back at the 10 challenges I have taken on this year to raise money for our local hospice.

I will be sharing those memories as well as videos from all 10 challenges on Saturday 18th November, when I will be joined by Carl Ashwin from Wessex FM as we talk through the past 12 months.

There will also be live entertainment throughout the evening from just some of the acts who have been involved with Weldmar in the past 10 years of my time with the charity.

It is sure to be a fantastic evening and we really hope you are able to join us.

Tickets are available from or by phoning 01305 261800

Posted by Matt Smith at 5:48pm

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