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Lesley Smith

26 Hour Danceathon

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]UPDATE: I did it! See photo below! Thank you to everyone who donated and supported me on Zoom, and for my 4am birthday cake from America :)[/p][p][br][/p][p]Before COVID-19 struck, I was busy making arrangements to do a rock-climbing fundraiser challenge (and have a big party!) to mark a few recent/upcoming milestones - my 55th birthday, my 30th wedding anniversary and my 10th anniversary since my cancer diagnosis. [/p][p]I am obviously devastated not to be able to have a good old boogie with everyone - although not so devastated about not being scared witless by climbing a sea cliff 10 times over - the idea had been to get to the equivalent height of the Post Office Tower, and I think a few of you know my fear of heights... [/p][p]So, when the #TwoPointSixChallenge came along, with the idea of replacing the fundraisers that have been cancelled by COVID, I decided to do a 26 hour Danceathon (totally stealing Lindsey Cape's idea). Starting at 8am on Saturday 9th May, I will dance non-stop for 26 hours (with the odd comfort break) and will finish at 10am on Sunday 10th May (my birthday). Not only that, I will also go through 26 changes of costume, some of them very silly. I'll post the evidence on Twitter @LesleyLesleys - retweets welcome! (www.twitter.com/lesleylesleys if you don't have the app.)[/p][p]I hope you do not mind me asking for sponsorship (I need motivating!) or a donation if you were thinking of giving me a birthday gift. [/p][p]I am raising much-needed funds for the Pelvic Radiation Disease Association [url=http://www.prda.org.uk/]www.prda.org.uk[/url] - a small UK charity where I am a trustee. Pelvic Radiation Disease (PRD) is a long-term side-effect of pelvic radiotherapy treatment for cancer. People affected by PRD often have a complex set of symptoms affecting their bowel, bladder, sexual function or other functions for many years after cancer treatment, which also affects their mental health. PRD can have a profound effect on a person’s ability to live a normal life, to work, to socialise, to have children. [/p][p]Please support me to help PRDA achieve its aims so that people affected by PRD are given the best possible care and treatment, and that PRD is accepted as a serious problem and given the attention it deserves. [/p][p] [/p]
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Personal Challenge Date

09 May 2020


Jul 29, 2020

Amy Lee

What three amazing things to celebrate - congratulations! And well done on the danceathon! The outfits looked so fun.

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

May 28, 2020

Gill Pendred

What an amazing achievement Lesley. I hope you can soon celebrate your anniversaries to the full.


May 22, 2020

Michael Wright

Hi Leslie, What energy! Very well done and congratulations on raising far more than your target.

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

May 19, 2020

Paul and Amanda Arbouin-Roberts

Hi Lesley Fantastic effort for a great cause. Not sure how we will all keep up with you on the dance floor when you finally get your party. Much love, Paul and Amanda x

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

May 18, 2020


Raised offline


May 16, 2020


Well done Lesley a foot spar now I think😁

May 15, 2020

Shameer Mehta

Sorry to have missed this Lesley - well done! Shameer

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

May 15, 2020

Shirley Hopper

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

May 14, 2020


£5.00 plus £1.25 Gift Aid

May 13, 2020


£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid