Crawley Zumbathon raises £1,200 for children’s charity

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Maidenbower Community Centre, in Crawley, was bouncing with music and dance as an epic Zumbathon raised more than £1,200 for charity.

The three-hour session saw people of all fitness levels bopping away in aid of the CLIC Sargent children’s cancer charity.

Three-hour Zumbathon to raise money for the CLIC Sargent charity for children with cancer at Maidenbower Community Centre. Pic SR1511874. Pic Steve Robards SUS-150106-132840001

Three-hour Zumbathon to raise money for the CLIC Sargent charity for children with cancer at Maidenbower Community Centre. Pic SR1511874. Pic Steve Robards SUS-150106-132840001

Organiser Hannah Groves was delighted with the amount raised, which smashed their target even though more sponsorship cash was due to be collected.

Thanking everyone who took part on Saturday (May 30), she said on the group’s Facebook page: “You are all super stars!

“Thank you for your energy and enthusiasm. You pushed each other through and lifted each other up, all with beautiful smiles on your faces throughout.”

The Zumbathon was the second time Hannah had organised such a fundraiser – the first happening two years ago in support of her sister who trekked the Great Wall of China for the same charity.

Three-hour Zumbathon to raise money for the CLIC Sargent charity for children with cancer at Maidenbower Community Centre. Instructors Nicole Wisotzki, Hannah Groves, and Kaz Taylor. Pic SR1511868. Pic Steve Robards SUS-150106-132804001

Three-hour Zumbathon to raise money for the CLIC Sargent charity for children with cancer at Maidenbower Community Centre. Instructors Nicole Wisotzki, Hannah Groves, and Kaz Taylor. Pic SR1511868. Pic Steve Robards SUS-150106-132804001

Explaining why she chose to raise money for CLIC Sargent, Hannah said: “So many people have been touched by cancer in some way, and the thought of any child going through that is just heartbreaking. It was a personal choice just based on the wonderful work CLIC Sargent do at trying to give those children as fun and as normal a childhood as possible, as well as supporting their families during and after treatment.”

To donate, log on to www.justgiving.com/CLICSargentHG to donate.

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Three-hour Zumbathon to raise money for the CLIC Sargent charity for children with cancer at Maidenbower Community Centre. Pic SR1511871. Pic Steve Robards SUS-150106-132816001

Three-hour Zumbathon to raise money for the CLIC Sargent charity for children with cancer at Maidenbower Community Centre. Pic SR1511871. Pic Steve Robards SUS-150106-132816001

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