On Saturday 4th March Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice and our troop of Dancing Experts invite you to St Mary’s Parish Centre, Harborne to raise money whilst dancing the night away!

There’s no dance experience needed. Whether you’re a solo dancer or bringing your own dancing flock Let’s Danceathon is the perfect opportunity to discover some new dance styles and perfect your own routines.

Pledge to dance for up to 6 hours, our Dance Experts will take you through a different routine every hour. Kicking off with a Salsa and Line Dancing session, followed by BollyTone, Fitstep, Clubbercise, Burlesque and ending with a Freestyle session there’s no better event for dance lovers. Dancers are welcome to take part in all sessions or pick and choose which styles they want to try out. There’ll be plenty to keep you entertained between dances including a face painter and henna artist for anyone who wants to look the part plus a charity raffle to enter on the evening.

Why not dress for the occasion in our charity colours, pink and purple or purchase some glow merchandise from us on the night.

Let’s Danceathon will open at 4.00pm with the dancing commencing at 5.00pm. Each session will last 45 minutes and end with a 15 minute break so you can refuel with drinks and snacks. The event will close at 11.00pm.


Individual: £10.00

Groups of 5 or more: £8.00 per team member (please email events@birminghamhospice.org.uk for a registration form).

The event is open to all ages but due to its content we recommend it for ages 12 and over. Please note that all participants under the age of 16 MUST be accompanied by an adult at all times.

This is a sponsored danceathon and by signing up you are pledging to raise funds for the hospice by gathering sponsorship. There isn’t a minimum sponsorship amount, we just ask that you raise as much as you can. Your registration fee covers the cost of hosting the event, but it is your sponsorship money that makes the difference to our patients and their families.

How your money helps

  • £25 pays for a Hospice at Home nurse for an hour
  • £65 pays for a nurses uniform
  • £685 pays for a day’s palliative care from our doctors and nurses in the in-patient unit

This event doesn’t have a minimum sponsorship target, we just as you to raise as much as you can. You can pay in your sponsorship by:

Bring your money into the main reception of our hospice and ask for a member of the Fundraising Team.  The team is available Monday-Friday from 9am-5pm

Send your cheque (made payable to Birmingham St Mary's Hospice) to: Birmingham St Mary's Hospice, 176 Raddlebarn Road, Selly Park, B29 7DA.  Please include the reference 'Rugby Ramble' and include your name and address so we can send a thank you!

If you aren’t able to raise sponsorship and would like to make a donation instead then simply click on the ‘DONATE’ button above.

Every penny raised from our Rugby Ramble will make a big difference. Thank you for supporting the Hospice and our event.