Heacham Zumbathlon continues Lindsey’s fundraising effort

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The energy created by a Zumbathlon enthusiasts in a packed Heacham public hall on Saturday was directed towards a former Norfolk Hospice, Tapping House patient.

Ages ranged from pre-school youngsters to those of more than 60 for Lindsey Joyce, who died of cancer last month.

Organised by Phil Lance and Julie Austin, it is hoped the event will raise around £500 for a fund started by Mrs Joyce before she died to replace an important piece of equipment – a broken treadmill which is used in circuit training in the hospice gymnasium.

The aim is to raise £2,000 and Mrs Joyce had raised more than half that amount before her death.

Now others at the hospice are carrying on her work.

“We’ve taken over responsibility for raising the money,” said the hospice’s community fund-raiser, Jessica Walker.

Phil Lance decided his contribution would be the Zumbathlon and he was delighted with the response, estimating that nearly 100 people attended the event.

Mr Lance said: “I’m so grateful to everyone who turned up to support us.”

The hospice, based in Hillington, caters for those with cancer, heart and lung conditions and neurological diseases such as Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson’s Disease and needs to raise over £3M a year to fund all its activities.

“If anyone wants to do any fund-raising for us they can contact our office on 01485 601701,” said Jessica Walker.