Non-stop zumba fun for a worthy cause

Nicole SalmeriSouth Western Times
Zumba Gold Boost ladies Cheryl Wilson, Betty McCleary and Christine Palazzolo are getting ready for their two-hour Zumba Party at the Hay Park Communinty Centre tomorrow night to help raise money for Solaris Cancer Care.
Camera IconZumba Gold Boost ladies Cheryl Wilson, Betty McCleary and Christine Palazzolo are getting ready for their two-hour Zumba Party at the Hay Park Communinty Centre tomorrow night to help raise money for Solaris Cancer Care. Credit: Nicole Salmeri

Men and women from across the South West will pick out their brightest outfits for the big two-hour Zumba Party at the Hay Park Community Hall tomorrow night.

Betty McCleary said to expect ‘non-stop zumba music and moves’ at the event.

“I’m really excited to bring zumba lovers together and to bring our zumba-lovers from Perth down to join the country group,” Mrs McCleary said.

“That’s what it’s all about — it’s an excuse to all come together and do what we love and to actually raise funds for Solaris (Cancer Care) which some people have been touched by in some way shape or form.”

Mrs McCleary said a lot of the participants in zumba classes were women who have had cancer.

“A lot of people that come to zumba are women who have been affected by cancer especially breast cancer and other forms of ‘women’s’ cancer,” Mrs McCleary said.

“They (Solaris Cancer Care) are a local organisation that could use the help of the community and the money raised will go towards self-help, social interaction and supporting people who have been touched by cancer.

“So it’s about helping them to have a soft landing, as they say.”

There is no zumba experience required and Mrs McCleary said people should make sure to bring along cash for the many art and craft stalls, raffles, reflexology sessions and more.

Mrs McCleary hopes to get as many people to come along as possible, with all of the money raised going to Solaris Cancer Care Bunbury.

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