Charities benefit from zumba day

A 24 hour Zumbathon in the aid of Breakthrough Breast Cancer and the Skateboard Project, was opened by David Fairweather on Saturday. From left : Mike Cosans (community council), Pam Newby( Breakthrough Breast Cancer)Jillian Low (Organiser), David Fairweather.
A 24 hour Zumbathon in the aid of Breakthrough Breast Cancer and the Skateboard Project, was opened by David Fairweather on Saturday. From left : Mike Cosans (community council), Pam Newby( Breakthrough Breast Cancer)Jillian Low (Organiser), David Fairweather.

ALMOST £6,000 was raised by 180 participants taking part in a gruelling zumba challenge at Arbroath Sports Centre on Saturday.

The event saw 15 zumba instructors as well as many more complete a 12-hour sponsored zumba event in aid of both Breakthrough Breast Cancer and the Arbroath Skatepark Project.

The skatepark project raised £750, while Breakthrough Breast Cancer will benefit to the tune of £5,000.

The event was opened by community council chairman Mike Cosans and Angus councillor David Fairweather.

And organiser Jillian Low was so delighted with how the day went, she is hoping to make it a yearly event.

She said: “The event has been a complete success. I’ve been getting really positive feedback from participants and instructors.

“Everyone who took part seems to have a fantastic day so much so that we may make this an annual event.

“I’d like to thank local businesses Morrisons supermarket, Strathmore Water, Netdwes Self Storage and Scotmid for their donations of snacks, water and fruit for participants, and also Sugar n Spice and Grace Patterson’s Florists for their donations of gifts for the instructors.

“Thanks too to all my helpers on the day, and Angus Council, Councillor David Fairweather and Mike Cosans for their help in the organisation of the event.”

Meanwhile Pamela Newby from Breakthrough Breast Cancer added: “It was a brilliant day, great fun and all for a good cause. Well done and huge thanks to everyone to took part.”