Zumbathon for cot death charity

Zumbathon in aid of 4Alfie held at The Venue, High Street East, Sunderland on Sunday.
Zumbathon in aid of 4Alfie held at The Venue, High Street East, Sunderland on Sunday.
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FIT fund-raisers shimmied and shaked as part of a city zumbathon.

The zumba event saw scores pull on their trainers at Venue, High Street West, to raise money for the 4Alfie charity.

Founded by Ford Estate mum Kayleigh Solomon, the charity helps those affected by cot death.

It’s named after Kayleigh’s son Alfie who died from the condition when he was just five weeks old.

Money raised by the three-hour dance event will help to pay for keepsake boxes which are filled with mementoes for the families who experience the trauma of cot death.

Kayleigh, 24, who is mum to Aaron, six, and Astin-Rene, six months, said: “Me and a friend do Zumba and we thought a Zumbathon would be a great way of raising money. It’s also quite big at the minute so we thought it would be something people would enjoy taking part in.”

The Zumbathon was led by instructors Jo Buckley, Sarah Naylor and Faye Bell.

l For more details on the charity visit www.4alfie.org.