Zumbathon fundraising event

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A ZUMBATHON will be held in Stornoway next month to help raise funds for the British Heart Foundation’s Mending Broken Hearts appeal.

It is the British Heart Foundation’s 50th anniversary this year and through the Mending Broken Hearts appeal, the aim is to raise £50,000,000 to find a cure for heart disease.

Debra Vickers, BHF Nurse, said: “The Mending Broken Hearts appeal is one of the most important fund-raising efforts every undertaken by the British Heart Foundation.

“Its goal is simple: to fund the research that could literally ‘mend the broken hearts’ of millions, in as little as 10 years’ time.”

Right now heart and circulatory problems are the UK’s biggest killer and a cure could save hundreds of lives.

A cure for heart disease is an achievable goal, but there needs to be investment in research.

As part of the BHF campaign, local staff will be involved in a range of fund-raising activities to raise money and are encouraging the local community to get involved – and the first of these is the Zumbathon.

Zumba is a great way to get active and is suitable for all fitness levels and abilities. It’s great fun and is a good way to get the heart pumping.

The BHF do fantastic work but, as we all know prevention is better than cure and one of the best ways to protect your heart is to keep active, so fund-raising activities like the Zumbathon and BHF walk not only raise money for a good cause, but are also a fun way to keep active.

The Zumbathon will be held on Friday, March 4, at the Lewis Sport Centre from 7.30-9pm. Please bring a minimum donation of £5 and wear something red – t-shirt, leggings, trainers, nail polish, anything goes!