Doctor and the Medics frontman calls on Northumberland to join in with dance video challenge

Northumberland residents have been set a dance video challenge.

Wednesday, 20th May 2020, 4:15 pm
Updated Wednesday, 20th May 2020, 4:48 pm
Clive Jackson of Doctor and the Medics.

This Mental Health Awareness Week, Northumberland Communities Together has launched a ‘Walking on Sunshine’ dance video challenge.

The county council launched the Northumberland Communities Together initiative to ensure that residents are kept safe and well through the crisis and to help coordinate and support the voluntary and community sector.

Through their video they are challenging residents of all ages, community groups and volunteers to get active, have fun and even though we are apart, be part of something.

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Coun Cath Homer, cabinet member with responsibility for the voluntary and community sector, said: “I know there will be an incredible response to this challenge by Northumberland residents.

“This is a great opportunity to be active and keep fit while spreading positivity and showing your Northumbrian spirit.”

The chosen song, ‘Walking on Sunshine’ by Katrina and the Waves was voted for by youth groups in Northumberland and Katrina herself gave her blessing for the song to be used.

Doctor and the Medics frontman Clive Jackson also recorded a special message of encouragement which featured in the launch video:

Clive said: “Come on Northumberland, let’s get walkin’ on sunshine and lift everyone’s spirits up!”

To get involved in the dance video, copy some of the dance moves featured in the launch video or make up your own and record yourself dancing to the hit song.

Once you’ve recorded your video share it with Northumberland Communities Together at [email protected] by May 31.

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