02:49AM, Monday 25 November 2013
A Movember-themed zumbathon was held at Windsor Leisure Centre in Stovell Road yesterday to raise money for Prostate Cancer UK.
About 90 participants got stuck into the dance and aerobic fitness challenge at 10.30am and kept going all the way until midday.
Every part of their body was worked by the vigorous work out, which incorporates hip-hop, soca, samba, salsa, merengue, mambo and martial arts.
The event was organised by Denny Kidd in memory of her brother-in-law Wally Pidgeon who died of prostate cancer this year.
"It went really, really well," said the fitness instructor from Duncannon Crescent .
"We had some really fancy dancers and everyone had a moustache, though we had to stick one on them if they didn't have a real one.
"Everyone was very sweaty but they all kept going until the end."
The mother-of-five said her aim was to make the day as fun as possible and encouraged people to come in fancy dress.
She spent the preceding weeks persuading members of her classes to come along, take part and buy raffle tickets for her good cause.
By midday, more than £1,500 had been raised through donations and a raffle.
The cash was still rolling in after the event, but by then many of the zumba-ers had retired to the pub to give their bodies a well earned rest.
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