Hundreds of people are to descend on Roberts Park, Saltaire, for a Zumbathon to raise funds for a breast cancer charity.

The mass zumba workout is being organised by Deana Morgan, proprietor of Shipley dance school the DM Academy.

She is aiming to get 500 people taking part in the fitness session, which fuses dance moves with Latin rhythms, to raise funds for Breast Cancer Haven, a charity providing counselling, complementary therapies, support and information for people affected by breast cancer.

Deana, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2006, received treatment at the Leeds-based charity and supports it along with Bradford pop star Kimberley Walsh, a former pupil of the DM Academy.

Kimberley, who shot to fame in Girls Aloud, is an ambassador for the charity and in 2009 she and Deana took part in a ‘High Heel-a-thon’ in which 300 people, including Bradford Bulls players, took to the streets in stilettos to raise funds.

The Zumbathon, on Sunday, June 5, from noon to 3pm, marks the first anniversary of zumba classes set up by Deana’s colleague Rachael Keigh-ley. Last year members raised £100 for Breast Cancer Haven from zumba classes.

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