Zumba for Schools
ZUMBATOMIC SCHOOLCHILDREN DANCE FOR LOCAL HOSPICE!
AROUND 200 children from a city primary school will become the first to take part in GTHC’s new Zumbatomic Charity Challenge
Pupils from St Philip Evans RC Primary School
(Years 2-6) have taken up the sponsored challenge to help raise money during Lent, for GTHC - the major provider of specialist palliative care in Cardiff.
GTHC’s Community Fundraising Officer Sarah Harris said: “Our sponsored Zumbatomic Charity Challenge is fun and child-friendly and based on the popular aerobic dance craze Zumba. It merges salsa, hip hop and other dance techniques and is suitable for children aged six to 12.
“Now it’s not only adults who can Zumba – children can now enjoy it too, by taking part in our challenge with their school, doing a half hour Zumbatomic dance workout, in return for fundraising for George Thomas Hospice Care.
“Zumbatomic is about developing a healthy lifestyle incorporating fitness as a natural part of children’s lives, so our sponsored challenge is a great way for school pupils to do something fun to help others, while at the same helping improve their own health and wellbeing.
“GTHC is delighted that St Philip Evans RC Primary is the first school in the capital to take up our challenge and I hope lots of other schools will now follow their lead and support us, by holding a Zumbatomic Charity Challenge of their own.”
Laura Taylor RE coordinator at St Philip Evans RC Primary School said: “We were fortunate to help raise money for George Thomas Hospice Care in December when we took part in their ‘Light up a Life’ campaign by carol singing at the Capitol Shopping Centre, Cardiff.
“So we decided we wanted to raise money for George Thomas Hospice this Lent as well. The children really enjoyed taking part in the ZumbAtomic Charity Challenge. It was a great way of raising money for charity as the children had a great time as well! The children have been thinking carefully about ways they can ’give’ to others this Lent and this was a perfect opportunity.”
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