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Tuesday April 23, 2024

Cornish man dances 24 hours straight to Toto's 'Africa'

Dean Pascoe has raised more than £15651 for charity by dancing

By Web Desk
March 24, 2024
Dean Pascoe has been dancing to raise money for CPR foodbank in Camborne. — X/@HaroldBishopsLC/File
Dean Pascoe has been dancing to raise money for CPR foodbank in Camborne. — X/@HaroldBishopsLC/File

A Cornish man, for three years, has been undertaking a 24-hour danceathon to raise money for charity, BBC reported.

This year Dean Pascoe, 36, was able to raise £5,751 from 325 donations.

He started dancing to the song Africa by pop band Toto on Friday at Beacon cricket club.

The song was released in 1982.

This is the third consecutive year since he has been dancing to raise money for CPR Foodbank.

In an interview he said, "People think I'm mad for it but it leads to more donations so it's fantastic in that respect. The area that I live in, Camborne, it’s one of the poorest places in Europe, so I just want to give back to my community."

Pascoe shared how he came up with the idea after losing his job in 2019. He said he went through a very difficult time and struggled financially and now he wants to give back to the society.

During the COVID-19 time, when he had no job, his friend would bring him and his family food boxes.

Pascoe shared that this was his third and final time to dance for 24 hours straight. He said, "I thought if I continue doing it with the same song it makes it funnier and it also makes it more torturous I think."

In his first year Pascoe had raised, £5,700, while last year he raised more than £4,200.