April 16, 2020 10.51 am This story is over

Lincoln sisters stream 24 hour dance-a-thon for NHS charity

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Two Lincoln sisters are using their time in isolation to perform a 24 hour dance-a-thon to raise money for the NHS during the coronavirus crisis.

Hannah Scott, 21, and Charlotte Barnes, 18, love playing the computer game Just Dance. They joked about doing the dance-a-thon over dinner, but it became a reality at 10am on Thursday, April 16.

During the 24 hour dance-a-thon there will also be an hour for requests at 8pm, which they will play through speakers via Spotify.

They wanted to do something different and give back to the NHS, whilst also hoping to encourage others to get involved and find ways to fundraise for the NHS Charities Together. Click here to donate to their Just Giving page, which at the time of publication has so far raised £840.

Click here to watch the live stream on Facebook or on Instagram.

McDonald’s worker Hannah, who is self-isolating, is excited for the challenge with her sister Charlotte, who is a key worker at Sainsbury’s.

Just before the start of the dance-a-thon, Hannah told The Lincolnite: “We feel alright. I’m sure it will go downhill later as it will be very different what we are doing, but we are looking forward to it.

“We are not too nervous and are both young and fit and up for the challenge. There is a bit of ABBA on there, a big variety of songs, and we have set up a playlist of over 20 hours.

“We did not except to raise as much as we have, and are now hoping we can get to the £1,000 mark by tomorrow (Friday) morning.”

Hannah and Charlotte’s parents and other siblings will be on hand at home to help bring them drinks and snacks during the challenge.

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