Get your groove on for charity!

Pictured in Showcas the Street on Friday are some of the ladies who will be taking part in the Zumbathon on February 4 in Arbroath Sports Centre. The event is to raise funds for Breakthrough Breast Cancer. Jillian Low seated watching some of the instructors going throught their paces.
Pictured in Showcas the Street on Friday are some of the ladies who will be taking part in the Zumbathon on February 4 in Arbroath Sports Centre. The event is to raise funds for Breakthrough Breast Cancer. Jillian Low seated watching some of the instructors going throught their paces.

AN ARBROATH youth project is getting in the groove to raise money for a cancer charity.

A 12 hour sponsored zumbathon has been organised by Arbroath Skatepark Project’s Jillian Low to raise money for Breakthrough Breast Cancer.

The event is scheduled for Saturday, February 4, when qualified instructors will lead volunteers through the gruelling but worthwhile challenge at Arbroath Sports Centre, from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m.

Participants must be over 14 and can take part as individuals or as teams, and can do as much or as little as they like. Teams can enter a member in each session as part of the Teams Challenge.

Registration forms are available at all Angus Council leisure centres, from www.breakthrough.org.uk/scotland or by emailing zumbathonangus@hotmail.co.uk.

Tickets are £5 per person and can be ordered by post from J. Low, 32 Andownie Road, Arbroath, Angus, DD11 4HL, and cheques should be made out to Arbroath Skatepark Project with your name and address clearly printed on the reverse.

Ticket fees will go the Arbroath Skatepark Project, but all sponsorship raised will go to Breakthrough Breast Cancer.

Ambassador for Breakthrough Breast Cancer and BBC Scotland weather forecaster Cat Cubie said: “I am absolutely delighted to be supporting the Zumbathon Angus 2012 event in aid of Breakthrough Breast Cancer. Zumba is a great way to keep fit, have fun and raise money all at the same time.”

Event organiser Jillian Low added: “I’m delighted that as many as 19 instructors have volunteered to take part, as it’s for such a worthwhile cause.

“I’m really excited about the event as it has the potential to be one of the biggest Zumba parties in Scotland – and everyone’s invited!”

Every year in Scotland 4,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer, and the disease claims around 1,000 lives each year.

Breakthrough Breast Cancer are working to improve early detection, faster diagnosis, and better treatment and care. They also fund Scotland’s first and only dedicated breast cancer research unit in Scotland at the Western General Hospital in Edinburgh.