Ben dances his way from one end of the country to the other

Ben Hammond.
Ben Hammond.

An intrepid teacher will be passing through north Northumberland this summer as he attempts to dance from John O’Groats to Land’s End.

He will be passing through Powburn on Tuesday and Wednesday, September 4 and 5, and is looking for ‘dancing heroes’ to join him.

Ben Hammond is taking on the challenge to raise awareness of the plight of the Burmese people – Ben himself is the director of LearnBurma, a charity which educates children here about the Asian country.

And the 34-year-old has experience of marathon dancing, as last October he broke the world record for longest dance by busting his moves for five days, 15 hours and 15 minutes.

The challenge starts on Monday, August 13 and is due to end 60 days later on Saturday, October 13 at Land’s End.

Along the way, he will also be dropping into schools to run workshops about Burma, and one of those he will visit is Wooler’s Glendale Middle School.

Ben wants anyone, no matter their dance ability, to get involved.

Anyone wanting to become a dance hero can visit