Mechanical engineering contractor Pruce Newman delivered an outstanding performance this weekend, as staff, family and friends of the Norfolk-based business joined a three-hour Zumba marathon to raise over £600 for the company’s charity of the year, The Benjamin Foundation.
Held at Spixworth Village Hall, the event attracted a broad range of people from committed Zumba enthusiasts to first-timers, all looking to raise money for a local charity whilst having fun and keeping fit at the same time.
The event was organised by Keith and Julie Dixon, both long-time supporters of The Benjamin Foundation. Julie runs North Norfolk Fitness and delivered the Zumbathon with her associate Emily. Keith, who is also Compliance Manager at Pruce Newman, explained how the idea came about.
“The Benjamin Foundation is very much a local charity to us, as it was started and was run for many years, from North Walsham, where we live. The charity has since moved to Norwich as it expands its services throughout Norfolk and Suffolk, but still has a residence in the town for the young people requiring their services. Every year we like to support at least one Charity with a 3-hour Zumbathon; apart from raising money for a good cause, it also gives the Zumba enthusiasts a chance to do an additional 3-hour class doing something they enjoy. For those who would not normally do Zumba, but want to support the charity, it is an opportunity to find out what it is all about. The event went well with everyone having a good time keeping fit.”