Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 10°C

min temp: 3°C

ESTD 1874 Search

Ipswich: Zumba dancers do the “Cancer Slam” in Westgate Street to inspire women to join Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life

19:35 28 March 2014

Zumba ladies, along with their pink gorilla, workout in Ipswich Town Centre on Friday, 28 March to prepare for the ‘Cancer Slam’ rally to get women to enter Race for Life in the Suffolk.

Zumba ladies, along with their pink gorilla, workout in Ipswich Town Centre on Friday, 28 March to prepare for the ‘Cancer Slam’ rally to get women to enter Race for Life in the Suffolk.

Dancers took to the streets of Ipswich on Friday as a rallying cry inspiring women to enter a charity fun-run and “show cancer who’s boss”.

shares

Volunteers in bright pink T-shirts took part in a defiant dance known as the Cancer Slam to motivate people to join Cancer Research UK’s women-only Race for Life fundraiser this summer.

Organisers recruited members of a local Zumba club to perform the dance outside Debenhams in Westgate Street in a bid to “stop Suffolk shoppers in their tracks” and sign-up on the spot.

Gemma Turpin, Race for Life Suffolk events manager, said: “We’d like to thank Gabby, her Zumba ladies and the Suffolk ladies for taking part in Cancer Slam and showing us how it’s done.

“The Cancer Slam is a fun, defiant and energetic dance which epitomises the power and emotion of Race of Life and we urge women from across the region to get involved and unite in the fight against cancer.”

Last year, 4,787 women took part in Race for Life in Suffolk, raising £288,295 for charity.

Organisers of this year’s race are hoping for 5,600 woemn and girls to take part in either the 5k or 10k event in Chantry Park on Sunday, June 14, to raise £340,264 in aid of research.

“Race for Life is noncompetitive,” Ms Turpin added.

“It doesn’t matter how fit of fast you are. Taking part is about joining together agianst a disease that affects all of us.

“You can walk, run, dance, so we urge local ladies to take the first step by signing up today.”

To enter the race visit www.raceforlife.org or call 0845 6006050

shares

0 comments

A large tree has smashed into electricity cables after heavy winds in Great Barton.

Strong winds early today have brought down trees and power lines around the county, causing disruption for morning travellers.

Disused frontage at Severalls Hospital.

Trespassers on a derelict hospital site have been warned they will be prosecuted.

Ipswich Crown Court

A Suffolk nightclub owner who shoved a man in the chest causing him to fall backwards and hit his head on the pavement has been warned he is facing a jail sentence after admitting manslaughter.

Ipswich Academy.

A shadow of doubt has been cast over the capability of the new sponsor of a struggling academy in Ipswich.

Framlingham College's cabaret performance

Students at an independent school in east Suffolk attempted to recreate the glitz and glamour of the West End during their recent annual cabaret performance.

Kesgrave Hall School in 1988

More than 20 ex-pupils of a former Suffolk school have made allegations of physical and sexual abuse, Suffolk Constabulary has said.

Ipswich Hospital on Heath Road, Ipswich.

Ipswich Hospital could finish this financial year on a deficit of up to £12million, with a significant increase in emergency admissions just one of the reasons for the position.

Povey hurled bottles towards Tesco staff because he wanted to go back to prison

A homeless man caused Tesco staff to “run for their lives” as he hurled bottles of alcohol towards them because he wanted to return to prison, a court heard.

Homes are included in the plans. Library image.

Plans for a large-scale development off the A120 at Ramsey creating more than 1,000 jobs have been tipped for approval tonight.

An impression of the possible development of the island site with the double bridge over the lock in the foreground.

A road crossing across Ipswich’s wet dock would lead to more traffic and pollution, transport campaigners have said.

Most read

Most commented

Topic pages