Thorpe St Andrew: Mass Zumba event raises over �2,200 for Nelson’s Journey charity

More than 250 people took part in a fundraising Zumba event which has raised more than �2,000 for Norfolk's bereaved children's charity, Nelson's Journey.

The Zumba Fitness Christmas Party Fundraiser – with Zumba instructors and event organisers Sallie-Anne Sadler, aka Queenie, and Kevin d'Odemont, aka Mr Dod – raised �2,213.88 at Bannatynes Health Club in Thorpe St Andrew in mid-December.

Nicki Gibson, marketing and fundraising officer for Nelson's Journey, said: 'The amount of money that the event raised for Nelson's Journey, will help the equivalent of 11 bereaved children to attend one of our therapeutic residential weekends.

'We were extremely excited to have been involved in this fundraising event and it was fantastic to see the local community getting behind the event and enjoying the fun, while also raising funds for our cause!'

For further information about Zumba Fitness, call Queenie on 07793 908361 or visit, or call Mr Dod on 07588 202198 or visit

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