Zumbathon to help ‘adorable’ Amelia ...

Amelia Christie
Amelia Christie

FITNESS fans in Kirkcaldy are being asked to rally round to help a little girl with a life-restricting illness.

Little Amelia Christie (1), from Belfast has cytomegalovirus which her mother contracted while she was pregnant.

Amelia requires round-the-clock care and can’t walk, talk, sit up or do anything normal children her age can. She is fed through a tube.

Gillian Walker (30), a hairdresser at Dunnikier Barbers, along with her friend Lorraine Simpson and Zumba instructors Amanda Smith and Amanda Riddell have got together to host a fundraising Zumbathon at Templehall Community Centre in Kirkcaldy on June 30 from 10.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m.

There will also be a tombola and a selection of health, beauty and fashion stalls around the centre where people can buy and try things, and anyone wishing to host their own stall can take a table for £10. Eloise, Ruth’s Health and Beauty and Ann Summers are just some of those already taking part.

Anyone wanting to join in the Zumbathon can pay £5 for adults, with a special children’s Zumba-tonics session at £2.50, and they can participate in as many of the sessions as they wish.

Gillian explained: “I am friends with Amelia’s mum Michelle and was across visiting earlier in the year.

‘‘Amelia is an adorable little girl, and her mum Michelle is totally devoted to caring for her.

‘‘We all wanted to do something to help and came up with the idea of the Zumbathon as it is something we all enjoy.

‘‘We would love for it to be a sell out so we can raise as much money as possible.”