B&Q staff got into the spirit of Comic Relief this weekend and performed a “flash mob” dance at 330 stores across the country just before lunch on Saturday. The event was part of a world record attempt for the most people to take part in this sort of dance at the same time.
The routine which was performed to the Black Eyed Peas song I've Got a Feeling went down well with customers who were also invited to take part, much to the embarrassment of their children.
One staff member who took part was Sid Prior who is the oldest B&Q staff member at 96. He works for the New Maldon store as a meeter and greeter. He has worked for the company for 21 years having started when he was 75. He made the comment that the dance was enjoyable and was more in the style of YMCA rather than proper dance moves. He did say that he was throwing his arms around and twisting about.
B&Q have said that they hoped to show that it is easy to learn new things whether it is a dance, DIY or gardening. Any money raised during the event will go to the Comic Relief charity.
The current world record is held by the 2010 Norway Eurovision which held a Europe wide dance routine during the event.