'Everyone left on a natural high' - students' aerobics fundraiser success (From St Albans & Harpenden Review)
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'Everyone left on a natural high' - students' Can You Move fundraiser at Westminster Lodge Leisure Centre a success
Six St Albans pupils have managed to successfully fuse, dance, fitness and fashion together for a charity fundraiser event at Westminster Lodge Leisure Centre.
More than 300 people joined ‘Can you move’ at the Holywell Hill centre on Sunday, January 26 to burn off some energy while raising cash for The St Albans Volunteer centre.
Visitors enjoyed a cardio blast while learning to dance with celebrities Chris and Wes, winners of Sky’s TV programme ‘Got to dance’.
New types of aerobic work outs were also on offer including taster fitness sessions in burlesque dance and Jumping for Joy, using skipping techniques.
The event was organised by team Evolve, year 12 pupils from St Albans Girls School, Charlotte Thompson, Lucy Hayes, Megan Wancio, Olivia Coverley, Tara Graham and Sumaiyah Jamil, who are currently taking part in the Hertfordshire's annual Dragon's Apprentice challenge, which encourages youngsters to develop business ideas for charity.
Charlotte Thompson, team leader of Evolve, said: "Everyone who came really had such fun and they all seemed to leave on a natural high, it was truly amazing. We really want to thank Westminster Lodge for supporting us by letting us use their dance studios."
Through various fundraising events that include the Great Herts Bake Off competition in December, a stall at the St Albans Christmas Market and a Greek meze night, the team have collectively raised over £1,500.
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