Daffodil Zumbathon raises over £1,700

tis  The Zumbathon event in aid of Marie Curie Cancer Care in St John's Church Hall.  (120204M5)
tis The Zumbathon event in aid of Marie Curie Cancer Care in St John's Church Hall. (120204M5)

IT might have been snowing outside on Saturday, but it was sunny inside at St John’s Church Hall, Bilton with people taking part in a three hour Daffodil Zumbathon, a Latin-inspired dance challenge raising over £1,700 for Marie Curie Cancer Care.

Mark Charnock, who plays Marlon Dingle in Emmerdale, was there to support the event as part of the charity’s Great Daffodil Appeal and The Mayor of Harrogate opened the event and even took to the floor to try some zumba moves in support of local Marie Curie nurses.

The event was organised by local Marie Curie nurse, Sarah Smith and her zumba instructor Fernando Sarmento de Alencar.

Sarah Smith, Marie Curie nurse said “I see first hand what it means for patients to have the choice of where to spend their final days, surrounded by family and friends, which is why I know that fundraising events like this are so important and why we wanted to organise one.”

Marie Curie Cancer Care provide a high quality nursing service, totally free, to give terminally ill people the choice of dying at home supported by their families.

If you would like to support the Great Daffodil Appeal and find out more about local fundraising events for Marie Curie Cancer Care please contact Kyla Collins on 01904 436625, email kyla.collins@mariecurie.org.uk or find us on facebook at www.facebook.com/MarieCurieYorksandHumber

To get help from the Marie Curie Nursing Service, talk to your GP, district nurse or discharge nurse. For more information, visit www.mariecurie.org.uk or call 0845 601 3107.