[A] dance music event organised by a Barrow fitness company raised hundreds of pounds for charity.
‘Clubbing for Cancer’ at The Forum in Barrow raised £416.65 for CancerCare and was organised by Transfigure Fitness.
Rebbecca Salisbury, owner of Transfigure Fitness and two of her fitness instructors, Rebecca McGurk and Sinead Davey, held the ‘Clubbercise’ event to support the charity which offers free support services to local people and families affected by cancer.
They presented the cheque to Rachel Minshull, Barrow and Furness Development for CancerCare, on Wednesday, January 10, at one of their Clubbercise classes at Abbey Road Baptist Church in Barrow.
Rebbecca attended the event in December despite the fact that she’d suffered an injury to her ankle and Sinead and Rebecca led the dancing with 25 local women.
Rebbecca said: “I absolutely love teaching Clubbercise so I was very happy to do it for CancerCare.
“It’s so much fun and leaves everyone on a high for hours. When I was asked to run one on behalf of CancerCare it was a no brainer. It’s a fantastic charity that needs to be supported in our local area.
“I try to use Transfigure as a platform for promoting other local businesses and causes as I know how hard it is to spread the word as a new company or charity.
“I have partnerships with a number of shops and suppliers around Furness. We help each other.
“I need to say a huge thankyou to Becks and Sinead. I couldn’t do what I do without my fantastic instructors. I trust them to deliver excellent classes, which they do, time and time again.
“Clubbercise is very popular, selling out every round, so more days and times will be added to the timetable, alongside our all girls’ boot camps, body pump and group personal training sessions.”
Stacey Smith, an aromatherapist for CancerCare in Barrow and Ulverston who also helped to organise the event, said: “We’re so grateful to Rebbecca for organising it.
“She had fractured her ankle and she still did it! Rebecca and Sinead led the dancing and they were fantastic.
“Everybody was buzzing and the vibe was brilliant. We all had glow sticks and club music was blasting out. Most of the women who took part were from Rebbecca’s Transfigure Fitness boot camps. They were doing it because they all wanted to support CancerCare.
“I would like to thank Rebbecca and her team for giving their time and raising funds.”
Participants paid £6 and Rebbecca also collected donations during her boot camps at Abbey Road Baptist Church.
The funds raised will be spent in Barrow and Ulverston to provide one-to-one services for local people.
CancerCare is an independent charity which offers free counselling, therapeutic massage and other therapies. The charity’s base in Barrow and Furness is at the Furness Centre at Trinity Church Centre on Warwick Street.
Neil Townsend, chief executive of CancerCare, said: “It is great to see the support that is building for CancerCare in Barrow and Furness.
“We are hugely grateful to everyone in the community who supported the ‘Clubbing for Cancer’ event and I would like to thank them for their efforts.
“All of the funds raised will be used to expand our free services for people facing cancer and their friends and family.
“CancerCare in Barrow is proving to be a big success and we are helping many people to deal with the effects of cancer. People who take part in events such as Clubbing for Cancer enable us to help even more local people.”
Anyone who needs support to cope with cancer can contact CancerCare in Barrow at www.cancercare.org.uk or call 01229 836 926.