Midcounties upbeat after charity Zumbathon for teenage cancer trust


Colleagues from a Wolverhampton nursery are feeling upbeat after raising more than £500 at a dance workout for their charity partner.

The team from The Co-operative Childcare Nursery in Paget Road joined with family and friends for an energetic Zumbathon for Teenage Cancer Trust at Wolverhampton West End Working Men’s Club.

Some 30 people took part in a two hour dance session with a tombola, stalls and competitions to add to the fundraising.

Childcare Practitioner Tara Edwards and Deputy Manager Kerry Smith organised the event as both attend Zumba classes and they asked their instructor Alison Handford to lead it.

Tara said: “The Zumbathon was really good fun and everyone enjoyed it. We are confident we will have raised £500 when all the sponsorship comes in and we want to thank all those who supported us. It went so well that hopefully we will be able to do another as it is for such a great cause.”

Co-operative Childcare is part of The Midcounties Co-operative which is supporting Teenage Cancer Trust as its charity partner over the next two years. By the end of the fundraising partnership the charity will be able to provide 20,000 hours of nursing care for young people with cancer.

Six young people aged between 13 to 24 are diagnosed with cancer every day. Teenage Cancer Trust builds specialist units within NHS hospitals that bring young people together to be treated in a place designed just for them, rather than being treated alongside children or elderly patients at the end of their lives.