Sam’s fundraiser still going strong

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Big-hearted fitness instructor Sam Deans is jumping for joy following the success of a recent Zumba fundraiser.

And this year’s fundraising for Breakthrough Breast Cancer didn’t stop after a mammoth three-hour Zumbathon session - but went on to include a hugely successful pink pony parade.

Sam, who has held a charity Zumbathon for the past three years, told the Hawick News: “The first event went with a bang; we did 50 songs, burned 1,195 calories, and the ladies raised over £500 with sponsors.”

And on the Sunday afternoon, eight children saddled up on ponies to enjoy a four-mile sponsored walk alongside parents and grandparents. And Ali Casson and Jason Renwick were the marshals, leading and backing up the parade on their quad bikes. Lesley Fraser took photos of the young riders which were ready for them on their return, and they also received a pink pony parade ribbon from Cornet Ross Gibson.

And the fundraising is set to continue with a Fifty Shades of Pink cooking demonstration on Friday, October 24, by Carolyn Oliver - tickets available now at the flower pot or Sam’s studio. The last event is pink rose selling on Saturday, October 25 - look out for pink ladies selling them on the streets.

Sam added: “Thanks to all the support from supporters, kids, ponies and owners and of course the helpers and donators to make this happen for Breakthrough Breast Cancer.”