Sign up for Zumbathon to help raise funds for people with dementia

Zumba dancing
Zumba dancing

A Zumba marathon is being held in Bedford this weekend to help raise funds for the Alzheimer’s Society.

The three-hour Zumbathon will take place on Sunday, February 9 in the sport’s hall of Bedford Girls School.

The society is inviting people to sign up for £10 and join in a morning of Zumba.

People who don’t have the stamina or the time to dedicate three hours are also being invited to join in for as long as they wish.

The event, which will be run by qualified instructors, is the first of its kind to be organised by the charity in Bedford.

Community fundraiser for the region Tori Bray-Whitworth, said: ‘With the New Year in full swing, many of us are working hard at our New Year’s resolutions and looking to get healthy for 2014.

“We hope the Zumbathon will provide the incentive people need to get off their sofa, start their exercise kick and raise vital funds at the same time. You don’t have to have twinkle toes to take part – those with two left feet are just as welcome.

“There are more than 6,100 people with dementia in Bedfordshire. The Alzheimer’s Society is committed to helping people with the condition to live well today and to finding a cure for the future.’

Zumba is a dance fitness programme which incorporates dances such as salsa, samba and mambo into an aerobic routine.

Anyone interested in registering for the event should visit to donate the £10 ticket price and add their name.

For more information call Tori Bray-Whitworth on 07850 929752 or email her at