Education colleagues in 24-Hour Red Nose Day Danceathon

Image shows four ladies standing up with three ladies kneeling in front. All ladies are wearing red noses and pink little Miss Fabulous t-shirts, the official Red Nose 2023 t-shirt

Our colleagues in Education are dusting off their dancing shoes in preparing for Red Nose Day 2023. Back in 2019, they took part in a dance-a-thon and raised over £3000.

This year, they will be on their feet again as they kick off a continuous 24-hour disco extravaganza on Thursday 16 March. They’ll be dancing through the night until 5pm on Friday 17 March.

Taking part this year are Susan Tyre, Maggie Jeffrey, Anne Margaret Houston, Esther Clarke, Aileen Melville, Marie Barr and Alison Munro.

This year, they are getting even more people involved by setting up a Google Meet link to hook up with other schools across Argyll and Bute.

The team are climbing into their tutus and Red Nose Day t-shirts again because they know the money they raise will go to great causes.

Logo shows a round red circle with Red Nose Day written in white and comic relied in the top left corner. The date Friday 17 March is below the logo

Anne Margaret Houston said: “Comic Relief is a trusted brand, you know the money will go where it is needed.

“We start at 5pm on Thursday. We all dance throughout the night but carry out a specific dance on the hour, every hour which really keeps us focused.  It gets tough through the night. But last time a colleague and her husband arrived in 70s gear at 2am which made us laugh and gave us a lift. At 6am other colleagues started to arrive and last time schools got involved on the Friday, which we hope will happen again.

“I was tired on the Saturday, it felt like jet lag, but the adrenalin keeps you going and in that last hour or so our families came along and joined us which was lovely.’

Good luck ladies and keep dancing!

Susan Tyre, Maggie Jeffrey, Anne Margaret Houston, Esther Clarke, Aileen Melville, Marie Barr and Alison Munro.