Zumbathon for Children in Need at Lifestyles Wavertree

10 November 2011

Liverpool City Council is encouraging residents to unleash the Latino within – and raise money for charity at the same time.

Lifestyles Tennis Centre in Wavertree is hosting a special three hour Zumbathon on Friday 18 November from 6.00 to 9.00pm in aid of Children in Need. It follows the massive success of a similar event in March for Comic Relief, which saw 700 people shimmy into action and raise a whopping £16,000 for the charity.

This time, the team at the tennis centre are hoping to attract 800 people to get involved during the latest marathon session and hopefully smash the previous money raising record.

Liverpool City Council’s cabinet member for culture and tourism, Councillor Wendy Simon, said:

"2011 has really been the year of Zumba and it's important we tap into this popularity and raise money for such a worthwhile charity. Not only will people be raising money for important projects at home and abroad, but people will be able to have fun and get fit at the same time.

"I hope as many people as possible take part and we can once again showcase the generosity of the people of Liverpool – and of course our fantastic sense of rhythm!"

Tickets to take part cost just £6 and can be bought from:

Liverpool Aquatics Centre, Lifestyles Garston, Lifestyles Peter Lloyd, Lifestyles Millennium, Lifestyles Alsop and Lifestyles Everton Park.

Children from the age of 8 to 15 years need to be accompanied by an adult and comfortable clothes and suitable footwear should be worn. Anyone who would like an individual sponsorship pack should visit www.bbc.co.uk/pudsey

Everyone who joins in the fun will be entered into a prize draw and could be in with the chance of winning theatre tickets, gym passes, vouchers for salon treatments or a HD Freeview Box.

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