Muswell Hill Zumba enthusiasts raise £1,500 for mental health charity

Participants of all ages during a two hour long zumbathon in Muswell Hill.

Participants of all ages during a two hour long zumbathon in Muswell Hill. - Credit: Archant

As temperatures soared at the weekend so did the energy levels during a two hour zumbathon party.

Held in the gardens of The Laboratory Spa & Health club in Muswell Hill, Sunday’s event raised more than £1,500 for mental health charity Mind and attracted well over 70 zumba enthusiasts.

Event organiser and class instructor, Gemma Barlow, said: “While dancing should never replace seeking help from a professional, it can be one tool you can use to stay mentally healthier and take you to another world where you are free.

“I am thrilled we raised so much for such a well-deserved cause. The day had a fantastic vibe and was very emotional.”

“I definitely intend to have more events like this. If you are struggling with a mental illness, consider trying dance as a therapy.

“My message to everyone is to keep dancing.”

To support Mind visit Gemma’s JustGiving page.