Zumba night for fundraisers

Cancer research fundraisers at Boleyns. From left, Sarah Carney, Andrea Sharp, Kerrie Hesp and Lisa Kellett. Photo by Dave Barry
Cancer research fundraisers at Boleyns. From left, Sarah Carney, Andrea Sharp, Kerrie Hesp and Lisa Kellett. Photo by Dave Barry
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FUNDRAISING in Scarborough is going to take on a Latin feel with a special Zumba party on Friday.

Lisa Kellett has helped organise a special Zumba party night at Boleyns nightclub on Friday from 7.30pm.

She will also be travelling to Tanzania next month to climb Mount Kilimanjaro and hopes to raise as much cash as possible for British Cancer UK.

“I am doing this in memory of my mother-in-law who recently lost her battle against cancer,” she said.

And she is training hard for her adventure on the highest mountain in Africa – at 5,895m above sea level.

She said: “I’ve got a dislocated knee at the moment. I am trying to train desperately for that. You have got to challenge yourself.

“Because it is the summer we climb from midnight – we are climbing for seven hours in the dark. It’s going to be very cold.”

Last year she trekked through the Andes on horseback – where she visited world heritage site Machu Picchu – and worked with orangutans in Borneo to help animal charities. “Maccu Picchu was absolutely fantastic. I did that on horseback through the Andes. It was absolutely amazing,” she said.

Organisers behind Friday’s event are all Zumba teachers and they are planning an hour of low impact Zumba followed by a Carnival Party with special cocktails – with proceeds from the sale donated to the cause by Boleyns.

Zumba is a Latin-inspired dance fitness program created during the 1990s by dancer and choreographer Alberto Perez.

It blends hip-hop, samba, salsa, merengue, mambo and martial arts as well as Bollywood and belly dance moves.

Zumba classes are held at the club on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Tickets are available from the Zumba teachers and from Barrowcliff Pharmacy.

They cost £5 and all proceeds from the night will be donated to British Cancer UK.