Sunday, 9 August 2015



I was delighted when Al at The Dad Network put out the request for Dads to help with this campaign.

I've done my Dad Dance, with my wonderful dance partner #BabyPink. The boys were too embarrassed to join in!

Here we are in action.

Dad dancing is one of the world’s unexplainable, natural phenomenon’s. Before becoming dads, all men have the ability to shake their groove thing and then the second that little bundle of joy arrives, dad grows 2 left feet and develops an awkward shuffle.

Ok, ok. That isn’t exactly fact, but there is a definite trend in the way many dads dance.

Dads are important and have been overlooked for many years when it comes to parenting. But in today’s world, we’re witnessing a cultural shift where dads are becoming more and more involved in the lives of their children. And it’s a fantastic shift to be a part of. To continue to raise the profile of dads all around the world, The Dad Network is tapping in to dad’s secret dance weapon and launching #DoTheDadDance charity campaign in aid of UNICEF. The world’s first online dance off!

Not only are UNICEF a fabulous charity, who help millions of children every year, but also it’s wonderful to see dads uniting together to stand up and be counted. The campaign is simple:

 1. Dance with or without the children.
 2. Film yourself
3. Upload it to social media using the hashtag #dothedaddance
4. Nominate 2 or 3 of your dad friends to do the same
5. Donate £2 to UNICEF using the unique text code or by visiting: We need as many dads as possible to take part and join in. We need as many dads as possible to shout out loud about how important dads are in the lives of their children and we need as many dads as possible to help raise money for a valuable cause. For more information, visit:


  1. Thanks so much for this buddy. It's appreciated so much. I hope you had fun joining in. We're going to be giving it one more push tomorrow morning, so if you're able, it'd be great if you could share this again and tag/nominate some of your mates to join in as well. We're hoping that if everyone posts at the same time and creates a buzz, it might get some traction. Thanks again.

    1. No thanks needed. I enjoyed doing it. Was hoping that with all the tweets and FB sharing today we might have got better response and takeup.

  2. You were all great doing your Dad dances!!

    Stevie :)