Stepping out for democracy

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IN A epic dance from John O’Groats to Land’s End, a teacher shimmied through Queensferry on Saturday.

Ben Hammond has been stepping out since August 13 to become the first person to complete the feat and raise £50,000 to help build a better Burma through organisations including Amnesty International, the Burma Campaign UK and Ben’s own charity LearnBurma.

Dancing over 1000 miles until October 13, Ben (34) wants dance-lovers and non-dancers alike to join in.

He said: “Whether you join me to walk like an Egyptian through Edinburgh, Bollywood along the Borders, streetdance through Salford or line dance all the way to Land’s End, I’d love to dance with you!”

Ben will dance the equivalent of 60 marathons in 60 days, take over three and a half million dance steps and consume the same daily calorie intake as Bradley Wiggins during the Tour de France.

Ben experienced Burma as a refugee camp teacher in 2004/05 inspiring him to fundraise. To follow Ben online go to