Mass Zumbathon in Longbridge in memory of Arthur raises £390 for the Lions Club he loved - The Bromsgrove Standard

Mass Zumbathon in Longbridge in memory of Arthur raises £390 for the Lions Club he loved

Bromsgrove Editorial 22nd Jun, 2021   0

PEOPLE in Longbridge were given the chance to dance and work out during a charity Zumbathon to raise funds for the Moseley and Kings Heath Lions.

It took place in the town centre on June 12 and was organised by Rubery Zumba and fitness instructor Ellie Hooper, along with the Friends of Longbridge.

As well as the 90-minute Zumba class, there was also a yoga class with Natalie Savvas, a stall to find out more about Slimming World with Paula Hooper and some food/ drink stalls.

Ellie said the event, which raised £390 for the cause, was a great success.




“The weather couldn’t have been better, sun blazing down and the latin Zumba tunes filling Longbridge Town Centre with good, happy vibes.

“All the members are volunteers and are local people who are prepared to help those in need or to get involved with issues that affect the local south Birmingham community and also national and even international projects.”


The Lions group was chosen by Ellie in memory of her grandad Arthur Hartrick who was from Rubery and passed away last year.

Arthur volunteered for the Lions for 45 years.

The event was supported by participants from all over the Birmingham and Worcestershire and Ellie said the feedback was amazing.

“Many said it was such a great way to enjoy a fitness class and many people passing by said it was wonderful to see some normality coming back.

“Many stood to watch and joined in with the dancing from the sidelines.”

Ellie wants to thank, Helen from Friends of Longbridge, Natalie for the great Yoga session, Paula for such a great stall promoting a healthy lifestyle, the Longbridge Site and Security team, Colliers, friends and family who helped the day run smoothly, all the participants for coming along, and everyone who came, supported, donated for the event.

“We hope this will be the first successful event/ Zumbathon with Friends of Longbridge of many.”

For more on Zumba/ fitness classes with Ellie, call her on 07952 296352 or visit the ‘Zumba with Ellie’ Facebook page.

Yoga classes with Natalie can be found on the ‘Heart to Sole Yoga’ Facebook page.

For more on Slimming World Classes with Paula, call her on 07900 997303 or via ‘Slimming World with Paula Hooper’ on Facebook.

There are also the ‘Friends of Longbridge’ and ‘Longbridge Shopping’ Facebook pages.

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