100 Presents Donated to Residents at the Zumbathon

On Wednesday 11th December, our studio was turned into Santa’s grotto.

From 12pm – 7pm there was a party atmosphere in the studio as people came to shake their hips for a good cause.

100 presents were donated at the Zumbathon. Thorntons chocolates also generously donated to the Christmas gift appeal, which means every resident will have a present to open this Christmas.

The participants relished the Christmas Disco theme as Rose Royce’s ‘Carwash’ came on every hour. And amongst the Santa hats and Christmas t-shirts were flares, afros and metallics.

There was an inspiring mix of Zumba experts and first timers. One thing everyone had in common was a smile!

There were a number of participants who heroically made it through the whole 7 hours!

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Zumbathon and brought a Christmas present for one of the residents in our hostel.

Merry Christmas!

Carol Burrell, Zumbathon leader:

‘This year’s Zumbathon was even better than last year! It was tiring but so much fun. You were all amazing!’


Just finished off my shift with an hour in the Zumbathon… What a fantastic event, loved it! Hope everyone enjoys the rest!


Spent my lunchbreak at the @NottsYMCA #Zumbathon2013! A fun festive class and we all made gift donations to people living at the hostel SW

Daniella Taylor:

‘The Zumbathon was very fun and exciting, I definitely will be attending more Zumba classes!’