Zumba, Zumba, Zumba…


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As many would agree, the girlies need little excuse for the chance to have a little dance.

With many familiar with the Zumba-dancing fitness technique, a group of ladies are now encouraging women to join them in an exhilarating all-girlie two-hour sponsored ‘Zumbathon’, to raise funds for poorly children.

Local fitness instructors Rifhat Malik and Bhranti Naik will be leading around 50 women and girls in dance and aerobic moves incorporating hip-hop, soca, samba, salsa, merengue, mambo and martial arts.

So if you fancy a good wiggle and jiggle – now’s your chance.

SUPPORTERS: Ladies from Leeds are encouraging other women to join them for a night of salsa and swaying

SUPPORTERS: Ladies from Leeds are encouraging other women to join them for a night of salsa and swaying

The initiative comes from the great work done by the Hamara Centre in Beeston, Leeds which last year launched their ‘Give a Gift’ scheme, encouraging people from Asian communities to support the charities here at home in the UK such as the Children’s Heart Unit at Leeds General Infirmary and Martin House Hospice in Leeds.

Commenting on the event, Rifhat said: “This is a great opportunity for women from all communities to come together and have some fun while exercising and at the same time raising money for these two great causes.

“The money raised will go towards saving lives and improving the health care of very ill children and as mothers we have a real empathy with the great work the two agencies both do.”

The ‘ladies-only’ event takes place on Sunday 18th May at Carr Manor Community School. The registration fee of £10 includes a free T-shirt, lunch and refreshments and there are limited places.

For further details or to book a place contact Rifhat Malik on 07734 882 116.

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