IN A bid to raise over £2,000 for Breast Cancer Campaign, three Lewis lassies are kick starting their fundraising challenge with a Charity Zumbathon ahead of a mammoth cycle from London to Paris in June this year.
Setting off on June 29th, Judi Maclennan, Shirley Macleod and Ceitlin Smith, all aged 20, will cycle over 200 miles to the French capital Paris, arriving on July 2nd and camping overnight in Dieppe.
Speaking for the University students, Judi said of the fundraising adventure: “We were all thinking that we wanted to do something a bit more worthwhile with our summer this year and the cycle challenge was something we all agreed would be great fun. “We’ve chosen to support Breast Cancer Campaign as it’s a cause that’s dear to all our hearts, we’ve all had personal family experience of it and it’s such a worthwhile cause.”
With a collective target of £2,400, the girls intend to hold a number of events before the off for the main challenge in June – starting with a Charity Zumbathon this Saturday (January 5th), from 12.30pm to 2pm in the Caberfeidh Hotel ballroom.
“Kirstie Anderson from Isle Dance is kindly taking the Zumbathon for free and we have to thank also Tom Strathmore at the Caberfeidh for letting us have the hall for free,” continued Judi.
“The Zumbathon is brilliant fun and it’s a great way for folk who haven’t tried Zumba before to come along and give it a shot.
“It’ll be a great was for everyone to start their New Year’s resolutions and the Zumbathons really are so much fun - everyone is welcome to come and join in, girls and boys, old and young!”
A charge of £5 is asked for anyone wishing to attend the Breast Cancer Campaign Charity Zumbathon, with all monies going towards the girls total.
People are asked to wear Pink in support of the Campaign and following the fun work-out there will be refreshments, cakes and fruit on offer.