Nic Wright

Peter Kay turns dancer for cancer

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Peter Kay is to host a series of fundraising ‘dance-a-thon parties’ with all of the profits going to Cancer Research UK.

The three-hour dance-a-thons will take place across seven Saturday nights at seven different arenas across the UK. Each of the venues will be transformed to accommodate enormous dance floors, which will feature state of the art sound and lights with Kay manning the turntables.

Kay said: “I can’t think of a more enjoyable way to raise money for such an important charity than by people simply dancing to some of the best music of the last four decades and as a result changing lives. I do hope people will support it”

Simon Ledsham, director of trading and volunteer fundraising at Cancer Research UK, said: “We are thrilled that Peter is holding these dance-a-thons for the charity. We rely on the donations of supporters to fund vital research to help us beat cancer sooner, so it’s brilliant to have his support and we hope the public all get their dancing shoes on and join him.”

Tickets are £25 each and can be bought individually or in groups of any number. Fancy dress is optional.

Participants are also welcome to dedicate their Dance For Life challenge in support or memory of family and friends by texting messages at the event, or by getting sponsorship for the challenge themselves by joining Peter’s ‘Dance for Life’ Team at

Full dates:

Saturday 30 January – Bournemouth International Centre
Saturday 6 February – Newcastle Metro Radio Arena
Saturday 27 February – Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
Saturday 5 March – Aberdeen AECC
Saturday 26 March – Liverpool Echo Arena
Saturday 16 April – Belfast The SSE Arena
Saturday 23 April – Birmingham Barclaycard Arena

Tickets are on sale now from and