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  1. And that's it from the Sound of the 80s Danceathon for Red Nose Day

    Thank you again for joining Sara and for all your amazing support throughout her challenge. Your outstanding generosity has kept her going through the 24 hours of non-stop dancing. Thank you so much! The money raised will make a real difference to the lives of so many people. 

    Sara
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  2. And as Sara hits 24 hours of dancing the total is unbelievable - it's £730,271

    Thank you for all your brilliant support and donations!

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  3. How to donate

    All of your donation goes to Comic Relief

    How to donate

    You can donate to Comic Relief by text: 

     TO DONATE £5 TEXT SARA TO 70205 

     TO DONATE £10 TEXT SARA TO 70210 

     To find out more and to read the full terms and conditions head over  here.

  4. We rewound too far - it's Billy Ocean. But from the 1970s

    Billy Ocean
  5. Enjoying Sara's Red Nose Day Danceathon? Worried about being late for work? 😱

    Fear not - Dara O'Briain has recorded this message to your boss, giving you OFFICIAL PERMISSION to turn up after 9.30 😂

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    Video caption: Because we're all enjoying Sara's Danceathon so much, Dara has a message for your boss.
  6. The Sounds of the 80s Danceathon Playlist

    We've put together some of the greatest tunes from Sara's challenge. Check it out here .

    Wham2
    Image caption: Wham2
  7. "And the latest total is... £385,450!"

    That is amazing and there's still over an hour to go!

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  8. If you're asking "How can I help?" here's how

    You can donate to Comic Relief by text: 

     TO DONATE £5 TEXT SARA TO 70205 

     TO DONATE £10 TEXT SARA TO 70210 

     To find out more and to read the full terms and conditions head over  here

    donation details
  9. Mr Phil Collins and Mr Billy Joel meet at the piano

    Top of the Pops 1989

    Mr Phil Collins and Mr Billy Joel
  10. Michael Ball, today's breakfast presenter, has an idea...

    Michael Ball

    Presenter, BBC Radio 2

    Quote Message: Don't have that frothy coffee - give us the money instead!
  11. Thank you for all your donations so far!

    And if you're thinking of giving here are the details:

    Donate to Comic Relief by text: 

     TO DONATE £5 TEXT SARA TO 70205 

     TO DONATE £10 TEXT SARA TO 70210 

     To find out more and to read the full terms and conditions head over  here

    Donate details
  12. What's keeping Sara going?

    We'll let her tell you herself

    Sara Cox

    Presenter, BBC Radio 2

    Quote Message: This is Radio 2 and we've raised over £300,000 so far! The listeners have kept me dancing with their generosity.
  13. Whitney Houston's "One Moment in Time" will never be the same again

    The next Red Nose Day single?

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  14. How much?

    That's amazingly generous. As Michael Ball says "We have the best listeners in the world!"

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  15. "People hold on!"

    Just a few more hours to go

    And you've just been listening to the dulcet tones of Lisa Stansfield with Coldcut

    Lisa Stansfield
    Image caption: Top of the Pops, 1989