Local family bereavement charity organises three-hour sponsored zumbathon for all the family in East Grinstead
On Saturday 2nd November, Jigsaw (South East) will be holding a sponsored zumbathon to raise much-needed funds to support grieving families and those facing the loss of a loved one through serious illness.
The event, organised by volunteer fundraiser and Friend of Jigsaw Laura McTaggart, will take place at Chequer Mead Arts Centre and is open to all. No previous experience necessary and children and young people are all invited.
The event will raise essential funds for Jigsaw (South East) to provide support to grieving families or those facing the loss of a loved one through serious illness.
Janey Treharne, Jigsaw (South East) Business & Development Manager said”
“We are a local charity and as with most small charities we do not receive any statutory funding and are dependent on grants, donations and fundraising.
“Our service provides support to children who have lost a close family member and those who have a family member with a serious illness. It can be a very confusing and emotionally difficult time for children, they are often bewildered and frightened and find it difficult to talk to adults who may also be having a difficult time. We provide these families with support and guidance and a safe place to talk about their emotions and encourage them to make memories whilst meeting others in the same situation.”
Individuals are invited to come and zumba the full three hours away, or alternatively, why not bring your friends or family and create a tag-team taking it in turns to dance.
The event will be run by Universal Dance (http://www.universaldance.co.uk) and instructors on the day will be Jess Lloyd and Lindsay Willis.
- Entry fee: It costs £10 per team to enter
- Time: 10am to 1pm (including a half-hour warm-up and introduction)
- Venue: The Wagg Studio, Chequer Mead Arts Centre
- Additional: Dressing up is encouraged, though not essential.
- Children welcome to join in
What is zumba?
Zumba is a Latin-inspired fusion of fitness, entertainment and culture that blends upbeat world rhythms with easy-to-follow choreography, for a total-body workout that feels like a celebration. According to Zumba Fitness, some 14 million people around the world participate in weekly Zumba classes.