women get fit for charity


09 October 2017

A group of fitness fanatics has turned its love of exercise into cash for our children's hospice, Little Havens, which cares for seriously ill children.

On Friday 15th September more than 80 women took part in a sponsored Zumbathon at Runnymede Hall in Benfleet. Together they completed 90 minutes non-stop of the fitness work out which was led by nine instructors throughout the morning. They also held a raffle to raise money for Little Havens Hospices which cares for babies, children and teenagers with life-limiting conditions, such as cancer. The group raised £800. 

Sally Bridger, Community Fundraiser for the charity, said,

“On behalf of everyone at Little Havens Hospice I would like to say a big thank you to Pat Johnson who organised the event  and the instructors and participants of this Zumbathon. There were various styles of Zumba on show and lots of free-styling taking place! These fun events are a wonderful way to help Little Havens Hospice raise the £46,000 needed every week so we can be there for the children and their families that need our care.”

Little Havens Hospice is based in Benfleet. It provides respite and end of life care to babies, children and teenagers with life-limiting conditions. Its specialist care is free – for as long as is needed – within the family home and at their hospice. Little Havens is a registered charity – not part of the NHS – and receive limited government funding. 

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