DANCERS raised hundreds for a brain charity while stepping to samba and Latin American beats.

More than 50 zumba fans participated in the evening at Loddon Valley Leisure Centre. 

The crew from the Wokingham based dance class raised £340 for the Brain Tumour Charity, which is set up to help provide emotional and financial support for people with brain tumours, and their families. 

The event proved to be a huge success, as even the Wokingham Borough Mayor got involved in the dancing. 

Cllr Rob Stanton, Mayor of the Borough, kept his suit and ceremonial badge on as he participated in the session.

Wokingham Borough Mayor, Cllr Rob Stanton said: “Congratulations to everyone involved in organising the evening and it was fantastic to see so many people enjoying the exercise and having fun.”

The event was supported by Tesco Wokingham, who used their token system of allowing customers to choose where their money goes. 

Alongside Tesco, 1Life Leisure and Wokingham Borough Council sports and leisure team both supported the initiative. 

Dance instructor Tracy Dance put the group through the session, which is held weekly at the Lower Earley based leisure centre. 

For those interested in getting involved with the sessions, they are held on Tuesday evenings.

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