Zumba for humanity

The Zumbathon movers and shakers dancercised for three hours to raise funds for the Umhlali SAPS trauma centre.

Walking into the Curro Mount Richmore hall, you could not help but shake your hips to the Latin American rhythm of the pumping music and join the fun crowd at the Zumbathon last Saturday.

Sugar Dance’s Julie Robert and her team of Zumba-lovers organised the three hours of feel good spirit, sweat and burning muscles all done with a smile to help raise a bag of money for a good cause.

“We read a story in The North Coast Courier (‘Bringing dignity to trauma victims’, August 11) that Umhlali SAPS needed help with their trauma centre and we wanted to do something.

Julie Robert kept those Zumba moves going.

“We have managed to raise R6 000, which we are so proud of. We would like to thank everyone who came to the Zumbathon and Curro Mount Richmore for kindly donating their school hall as the venue,” said Robert.

Captain Vinny Pillay said they were so thankful for the donation.

“With help from the community, we have so far managed to collect many items which include blankets, non perishable food, toys and much more.

“Recently, we were donated a fridge and a stove which we desperately needed. We are so grateful to Julie, Chantel and their team for the effort they have put in to raise money to build a toilet facility.

“This will make sure that victims can use the facility without fear or being exposed to instances that might remind them of their traumatic experiences, especially in cases such as rape,” said captain Pillay.

“They say that the true nature of a community comes through in times of need, and this can be proven from the support and generosity that we have received.”

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Elana Geist

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