A ZUMBA teacher has raised more than £3,000 in 2013 through charity themed Zumbathons.
Maura Frith, who holds Zumba classes at Cheadle's Guild Hall, in Tape Street, has raised £3,540 for various charities this year.
She said: "It started in May with Linda Salmon's 60th Birthday Flower Power Zumbathon where we raised £400 for Alder Hey Ronald McDonald Homes, then came Sam Carr's 40th Birthday 80's Fame Zumbathon in June, raising £615 for The Douglas Macmillan Hospice, my own 50th Birthday Punk Zumbathon in August raised £550 for CP Sport, Children In Need came in November with onesies spots and super hero's costumes, and an amazing £400 was raised, and last but not least Brenda Sammon's 60th Birthday Rock 'n' Roll Zumbathon in November, where we made £475 for The Cancer Unit at the University Hospital of North Staffordshire.
"To celebrate my 50th Birthday in style this year I held a party culminating in an amazing total of £1,100 for Donna Louise. "A huge thank everyone for supporting me and the chosen charities by attending, contributing and helping with these amazing fitness events, dressing the hall and taking photographs. We already have three themed zumbathons planned for 2014 starting with local nurse Rita Rushton's 60th Birthday "swinging 60s and Motown" event for the charity Help for Heroes on Friday, January 24, at the Guild Hall, 6pm to 7.30pm.
"It looks like we will top £10,000 by the beginning of next year for various charities over a period of 3 years, since my Zumba Classes began."