Be a diva to raise cash for hospice

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IF you are a bit of a diva and enjoy dancing you can help raise cash for hospice patients.

The Fitness Factory in Elizabeth Street, Corby, is holding a fundraising event on bank holiday Monday, May 7, for Lakelands Hospice in the town.

From 10am until 11am there will be a mixed CrossFit-style challenge, when men and women are invited to take part in a fitness session to develop strength, speed and flexibility.

Starting at 11am, there will be a three-hour diva danceathon session, for men, women and children, which promises to be lots of fun.

The fee to take part will be £5 for each event and all the proceeds will go to the hospice in Butland Road.

Debbie Deathride, owner of The Fitness Factory, said: “The hospice is a charity which is very dear to my heart, and a great local cause.

“We are delighted to be supporting it and hope people will come along on bank holiday Monday to have some fun and help raise funds. CrossFit, which has recently teamed up with Reebok, works out the whole body. We will set a challenge and there will be a prize for the winner.

“The diva danceathon will be great fun and we would love to see some men taking part, along with the women and youngsters.

“Although it will last for three hours people can dip in and out. It’s all about having fun and it’s a chance to dress up and be a diva. If people get sponsorship, that will be even better and boost the total for the hospice.”

The Fitness Factory, which opened in January and caters for men, women and children, helped raise £420 last weekend when Debbie and other centre members took part in a sponsored spin bike session at Asda’s store in Corby.

The money was divided between Asda’s Tickled Pink campaign to support the charities Breast Cancer Care and Breast Cancer Campaign and Corby footballer Thomas Brown, who has cerebral palsy.

To register for The Fitness Factory fundraising event, or for more details call 01536 601343.