Zumbathon cash raised

THE FIRST ever Aqua Zumbathon held in Arbroath is expected to raise more than £1,000 for Cancer Research UK.

On Saturday 68 participants made the splash for the charity at the Sports Centre, including cancer survivor Allan Hughes who has battled Non Hodgkins Lymphoma.

Already £900 has been collected and with more money coming in, the total is set to top four figures.

Richard Cowie, the volunteer manager for Cancer Research UK in Angus, was delighted with the event. He said: “The Aqua Zumbathon is a brand new fund-raising event for Cancer Research UK and we are thrilled that it’s received such fantastic support from the people of Angus.

“Our heartfelt thanks go to all those who took part and supported the event. The money raised will be invested in life saving research to find new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer.”

The event went ahead after gaining the support of Angus Council and already plans are in place for the next Aqua Zumbathon.

Lesley Higgins, assistant leisure services manager from the council, added: “The first ever Aqua Zumbathon at Arbroath Sports Centre was great fun and received amazing support from all those who attended. Leisure services coach Jennifer Mudie worked so hard to make this event a success and we are now considering holding another Aqua Zumbathon next year.”