Vol­un­teers get fit for char­ity

Macclesfield Express - - THE LAUGHING BADGER -

STAFF, fam­ily and friends at a nurs­ery have raised nearly £2,000 for char­ity.

The money has been col­lected by vol­un­teers at Tyther­ing­ton’s Kid­sun­limted nurs­ery who to­gether are sup­port­ing the still­birth support char­ity 4Louis.

They took part in a two-hour high en­ergy work out at Mac­cles­field Leisure Cen­tre in re­turn for spon­sor­ship money.

Lor­raine Roberts, nurs­ery man­ager, said: “Staff and par­ents and fam­ily mem­bers got to­gether and did a two hour char­ity dance, we did one hour of the Lezmills Body Jam and one hour of Zumba with two in­struc­tors who do­nated their time.

“We wanted to do some­thing lively and up­beat to raise money, and some­thing that ev­ery­one could do. It was ex­haust­ing, but it was nice to be able to smile.”

The group also or­gan­ised a raf­fle with prizes in­clud­ing a back mas­sage from Fab lounge, guest passes to Tyther­ing­ton club and a round of golf for four peo­ple at Mac­cles­field golf club.

The fundraiser was prompted in mem­ory staff mem­ber Ali Parry’s daugh­ter, Erin Iso­belle, who was still­born.

They raised a fan­tas­tic £560 through the event, which has been added to the £1,365 they have al­ready raised. The money will be used to buy mem­ory boxes for fam­i­lies whose ba­bies don’t sur­vive, and are filled with mem­o­ries of their first days.

Lor­raine added: “We’d like to say thank you to all the busi­nesses that do­nated raf­fle prizes.

“The money will be used to buy mem­ory boxes for fam­i­lies at St Mary’s hos­pi­tal which will be do­nated in loving mem­ory of Erin.”

To find out more go to the web­site at www.4louis.co.uk.

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