A HAMPSHIRE Zumba instructor has raised thousands of pounds for charity through a Zumbathon.

Tünde Crowley, from Ash, staged a two-hour event at Tomlinscote School in Frimley, raising £1,450 for the charity Young Lives vs Cancer.

More than 100 participants from Surrey, Hampshire and Berkshire joined 10 volunteer Zumba instructors.

Tünde said: "The funds raised have gone towards fundraising for a Three Peaks Challenge which my husband Jody and colleague and friend Gary are taking part in this week.

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"The total raised for the Three Peaks Challenge, including the Zumbathon, is now at an amazing £13,000!"

Gary's son George, five, was diagnosed with Burkitt non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma in September 2022, and they were supported by the charity Young Lives vs Cancer.

George is now in remission, back to school and playing football.

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Liz Blunt, local senior fundraising engagement manager, said: "We are all so pleased that George is doing well. 

"There was such a sense of the community coming together to support George and his family.

"Tunde did an excellent job in organising the event and a huge thank you to the other instructors also Alison, Joanna, Kate, Ren, Carly, Justine, Michelle, Sarah-Anne and Laura, they were all brilliant!"

Donations can still be made at justgiving.com/fundraising/Walking4Watt.