THE halfway point has been reached in a challenge to raise £10,000 for heart charities after fundraisers got their pulses going during a sponsored Zumbathon.
Dozens of people packed in to the sports hall at Scarborough Rugby Club for the event in aid of Amelia’s Fund.
The fund was set up by 23-year-old Amelia Scholey, who is aiming to raise £10,000 to mark the tenth anniversary of her heart transplant.
Thanks to the Zumbathon the fund has now passed the halfway mark, raising £5,800 in total.
Miss Scholey said: “The Zumbathon was fantastic, it went really well.
“We raised £1,522 on the day, and there is still money coming in.
“The event itself was brilliant, the whole atmosphere was just fantastic.
“It was a really fun fundraiser with lots of different people there taking part.
“The instructors were fantastic, so thank you to them for giving up their time. Thanks also to the rugby club for letting us hold the event there, to the businesses who donated raffle prizes, and big thanks to everyone who took part.”
The event was organised by Christina Ingham of Compass Gym, who wanted to do something to support Amelia’s campaign after reading about her story in the Evening News.
Mrs Ingham said: “Everyone’s hard work during the Zumbathon really paid off, we are delighted to have raise so much money.”
Money was also raised through a raffle and a barbecue. Amelia’s Fund is raising money for the British Heart Foundation and Live Life Then Give Life.