Fundraising and Events


Our most recent fundraising event was very close to home. As many of your know, our fitness home at Manchester Rugby Club gets a lot of financial support from community events and donations as well as the running of the function rooms. During the Covid19 pandemic, the club have had to use all of the money they had available to them to stay afloat, meaning the money that had been raised and set aside for the repairs of the roof has now gone. Water is flooding into the building throughout and the cost of the repairs currently stands at £35,000. They have set up a GoFundMe page, have had the mini and junior rugby players taking part in some epic fundraising events but are still falling short of the money needed. The club is also being used as a huge lifeline for the community, offering the highest amount of Covid19 vaccinations each week in the local area. This club means so much to our community through sport, social events for the elderly, family functions and our fitness classes. It has been our home for the last 11 years and we came together to support our much loved club!

Congratulations to all of the ladies who took part and thank you to everyone who has been so generous in their donations! We raised a fantastic £1081.28!


Throughout the past 11 years, we have come together as a community to raise awareness and raise money for causes and charities in need of support. To date, you have raised more than £13,000 by donating your time and money and dancing away for hours on end without a break! None of this would have been possible without the incredible community spirit and here are just some of the events that have taken place over the years!

Millie's Trust Zumbathon

Our Millie's Trust Zumbathon took place at Event City in Manchester where we raised just short of £3,500 for the charity! This was a fantastic event on a huge scale!

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Manchester Children's Hospital

It was a pleasure to be part of this Zumba event for the Children's Hospital raising money for a much needed cot to allow parent's to spend more time with their baby.

You've Got A Friend Community Group Fundraiser

This event was the last Zumbathon we took part in before lockdown, raising much needed funds for our community group. We never anticipated that the group would be so popular and being completely non-profit and running with the support of some incredible volunteers, we held this event to make sure we could keep our group going!


Genesis Nightingale Hospital Appeal

Supporting crucial funding for the research and treatment of breast cancer, this event held at the Forum in Wythenshawe raised a huge amount of money after a solid three hours of Zumba without a break!


Shine for Cancer Research UK

Not only did we raise more than £6,000 for this charity, I then went on to take part in the Shine night walk with my family in memory of my dad, which was the full length of a marathon around Manchester City Centre!


Even our fabulous mini, junior and senior rugby players have put on their dancing shoes and taken part in our Zumba fundraising events! This club is one huge extended family!


In March 2020, we all took a step out of our comfort zones and moved to online classes. We had no idea how long we would be apart for or how we were going to make it work. We also gained a huge amount of skills in IT and even though it has been a tough year, we have come out of it as a stronger community and with knowledge we never thought we'd need or gain! Here is a clip of me talking to BBC Radio Manchester about how we adapted online at the start of the first lockdown.