Charity Yogathon for young stars and foodbanks in South Holland

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About 40 people got fit and raised money at a charity Yogathon for two South Holland charities.

The three-hour event took place at the Umbrella Centre in Spalding and raised more than £1,900 in aid of Agapecare Foodbank and performing arts and adult respite charity S.P.O.T.S. (Supportive Parents of Tomorrow’s Stars).

As a result of its success, organisers Nikki Balding, Sarah Tite and Carole Tovell intend to make the Yogathon an annual event.

Sarah said: “The atmosphere was charged with excitement the fundraiser exceeded all expectations as people donated cash, prizes for the raffle and cakes for the cake stall.

“All students paid £10 to take part which, coupled with an amazing amount of generous sponsorship, meant the organisers were able to present S.P.O.T.S committee member Elaine Barron-Clark and Agapecare Foodbank co-ordinator Irene Davies with a cheque for the sum of £920 and £1,000 respectively.

“Helen Wright from S.P.O.T.S said that the committee would take great pleasure in deciding how best to allocate the money, although she felt some of it may well be used to fund a day trip to the theatre for some of their students.

“Irene said that she was ‘over the moon’ with the donation and that it would make a huge difference as they could now afford to buy items in bulk, thus saving time and money wherever possible.

“Our students overwhelmingly said they enjoyed an amazing day and, as a result, an annual sponsored Yogathon is now planned.”