The Tommy's Danceathon 2018

Thank you babyballet for raising £429,548 for Tommy's in the 2018 Danceathon!

The Tommy's Danceathon 2018

What is Danceathon?

babyballet stars were sponsored to complete 5 challenges in the Tommy's Danceathon with Peppa Pig. For many children this was their first ever sponsored event, so pretty special in its own right. 

Why should you take part?

Tragically, every year, 1 in 4 women lose a baby during pregnancy or birth. The money raised by babyballet stars in the Tommy's Danceathon helped fund Tommy's research into miscarriage, stillbirth and premature birth, and provide pregnancy health information to parents. Tommy's wants every parent to have the best possible pregnancy outcomes and to take home happy, healthy babies. To find out more about Tommy’s life-saving work, please watch our video below:

Taking part

What were the challenges? 

Princess Peppa and Prince George hosted a magical tea party for all the babyballet stars at the Castle in the Sky! On their journey babyballet stars completed the following challenges:

Challenge #1: Make a cup of tea for your babyballet teacher or grown-up
Challenge #2: Point your toes before you gallop across the room so your babyballet teacher can see it
Challenge #3: Jump with your feet together and try to point your toes when you jump
Challenge #4: Hold your balance on one leg for as long as you can
Challenge #5: Count to 10 with your babyballet teacher and grown-up whilst playing your musical instrument

Sponsorship forms

If you need an extra paper sponsorship form just download and print one below:

Danceathon sponsorship form

Prizes

Taking part in Danceathon and raising money is a huge achievement for a little one and deserves some recognition. So Tommy's promised to send each fundraising babyballet star a memento of their first fundraising challenge.

For every participant who raised even just a pound, they won a prize:*

  • Raise more than £1 and receive a certificate to commemorate the event
  • Raise more than £30 and receive a certificate and an exclusive Danceathon activity book
  • Raise more than £100 and receive a certificate, a Danceathon activity book and a limited edition Peppa Pig DVD
  • Raise more than £200 and receive a certificate, a Danceathon activity book and a limited edition Peppa Pig DVD and a Peppa Pig goody bag

The highest fundraiser overall won a family ticket to Peppa Pig World!*

Tommy's Danceathon 2018 prizes

*Amounts exclude gift aid. In order to be eligible for any fundraiser prizes offered by Tommy’s or babyballet, all donations must be received by 2 November 2018. Prizes and certificates will be posted out at the end of November 2018. Prizes are subject to availability and may differ from images shown. The family ticket for Peppa Pig World is for any 4 people over 1 metre in height. Children under 1 metre are free of charge. Tickets are valid for one entry to Paultons Park during advertised opening times excluding Christmas at Paultons. Tickets must not be resold. Please visit Paultons Park for full terms of entry and conditions.

Other fundraising ideas

If you don’t want to rely just on your social networks, there is a whole range of ways that you can raise money - here are some ideas for busy parents with young children  which don’t take too much organisation:

Baby Brownies

Get baking with your little one and sell them for a £1 donation at your work / partners work / school gates / book group.

Toddler-tainment

Perhaps you could arrange something different at your usual toddler group (e.g. storytime, come in fancy dress, baby disco). Everyone who takes part makes a small donation.

Kiddy Kit Sale

Arrange a Kiddy Kit Sale to sell off clothes or toys.

Contact

If you would like to contact the Danceathon team, please email them at [email protected]

If you are not already part of babyballet classes and would still like to be involved, you can contact Tommy's at [email protected] or you can donate to the Tommy's Danceathon here

Our partner

The Tommy's Danceathon is held in partnership with babyballet

babyballet is a fun, award-winning pre-school dance concept for girls and boys from 6 months to 6 years. With schools right across the UK, babyballet dance classes allow babies, toddlers and young children to enjoy the physical and social benefits of ballet, song and dance in a safe, caring, positive and informal environment.

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