Fundraising Zumbathon will raise much needed funds for disabled children – 21st January


Trentham Community Sports Centre on Allerton Road, Trentham, has announced that it is to hold a two hour fundraising Zumbathon on Thursday 21st January 2016, from 6:30pm-8:30pm.

Money raised from the event will be donated to Caudwell Children, the Staffordshire based national charity that provides practical and emotional support to disabled children and their families.

The Zumbathon is the idea of Lisa Riley, Education and Swimming Teacher at the Centre. She believes it’s a great way to recover after the excesses of Christmas.

Lisa hopes that the public support the Zumbathon in good numbers. She said:

“Participants will not only show their intent on becoming healthier individuals, their public display of support for the charity will also raise awareness of its work and generate much needed funds for their cause.”

Liz Hurst, Events Coordinator at Caudwell Children, says it’s a great initiative. As she explained:

“Everyone’s aware of how easy it is to overdo it with food and drink over the Festive period. Before you know it you’ve put on an extra few pounds.

“With many people making New Year’s resolutions to keep fit I think this is a great way of introducing people to a dance and fitness programme that people enjoy all over the world. The aerobic elements make it so much fun!

“It incorporates hip-hop, samba, salsa and involves squats and lunges. It’s so simple to do that 15 million people take part in weekly Zumba classes in over 200,000 locations across 180 countries.”



Liz is delighted that money raised through the event will help disabled children in the region and she’s urging people to get involved. She said: “It’s quite simple! The more people that attend, the more children we can support. Our services are vital as many of them can’t be accessed through statutory measures. Without our help families in Staffordshire often don’t get the equipment, therapies, treatments and family support that they need.

“Starting the New Year by keeping in shape and raising much needed funds to support disabled children is a great thing to do. So for those who have never tried Zumba I would recommend that they take part in this introductory session.

“You’ll not only find out how much fun the choreography is, you’ll also finish the session with the knowledge that every move has helped raise vital cash!”

Entry to the Zumbathon is £4.50 and all proceeds go to the charity. Participants have to be aged 16 years and over.

For more information or to book a place telephone: 01782 883221 or email