2nd Annual Charity ZUMBATHON

A Zumba event run for us at Park Leisure Centre, Barrow in Furness

Sunday 14th May 2017 saw the second annual charity Zumba event take place at the Park leisure Centre hall in Barrow. This year the charity we are supporting is the Furness General Hospitals Bay B appeal for the state of the art  maternity unit currently under construction at the hospital site in Dalton Lane.

The 3 hour session began at 2.00.p.m and would finish at 5.00.p.m. and once again the ‘’Zumbathoners’’ [if that’s the correct description] did not disappoint, with the majority of the 48 participants ‘’Zumbathoning’’ for the full 3 hours, and just to be clear, this is no mean feat. 3 hours of Zumba, even with the scheduled breaks is not for the faint hearted. It has to be up there with the K2B walk in terms of effort and commitment not only from the participants but also the three instructors Laura, Lauren and Sam who each led the class in turns, but joined in with the class during their down time! No sitting around for those ladies.

From registration fees and a late entries we raised just over £500 on the day and there is likely to be more to come from sponsorship money and gift aid. One lady said she had £240 pledged in sponsorship already, mighty effort indeed!

Massively well done to everybody and many thanks to all who participated, particularly the instructors, Laura Lauren and Sam, the Park Leisure centre staff and management including Margaret Sara and Tracey, the Rotarians who attended the event, Ken Riley who provided the bottled water and BAE Systems who provided the stage.

I hope to present a cheque to Heidi Bowron of the Bay Be fundraising team when all the sponsorship money has been collected.

Yes, we will do it all again next year.