Hair-raising event for charity

Diane Smith Zumbathon
Diane Smith Zumbathon

TWO Kirkcaldy Zumba instructors have teamed up to help raise money for a charity which makes wigs for youngsters affected by cancer.

Di Lafferty (46), and Diane Smith (39), are holding a huge Zumbathon event on Saturday, June 22 at Torbain Parish Church in Kirkcaldy – and everyone’s invited.

The event will run from 10.00 a.m. until 1.00 p.m. with various instructors leading classes in Zumba and Booiaka, with additional classes for children and those with more limited mobility.

Tickets are £5 for adults and £3 for children.

The event is to help raise funds for the Little Princess Trust which provides real hair wigs for boys and girls who have lost their own hair through cancer treatment.

The instructors got the idea from a member of one of Diane’s children’s classes who regularly does fundraising events for the charity.

“I lost my twin brother, Scott, to cancer just over five years ago, so when Kiara asked for my help, I was only too happy to do so,” said Diane.

“I got to know Di when I started to teach Zumba last year, and she was keen to get involved, so we contacted some other instructors who have come on board and will take classes at the event.

“We are hoping to raise around £2000 which will buy six wigs which could make a huge difference to a child’s confidence when undergoing cancer treatment.”

The duo will also have a second hall next door at the church where two people, including Diane will be having their heads shaved, and another eight have signed up to have seven inches chopped from their hair to make into wigs for the charity.

There will also be a raffle with prizes donated by local shops and businesses.

Zumba classes will run from 10.00 a.m. to noon, followed by Booiaka from noon to 1.00 p.m.

“We hope as many people as possible will come along to support us,” added Diane.