Move to the groove – Sh’bamathon dance fundraiser returns to Nuffield Health, Surbiton

Cancer Support UK is holding it's second annual Sh'bamathon fundraiser

Cancer Support UK is holding it’s second annual Sh’bamathon fundraiser

Life is definitely better when you dance – which is why Cancer Support UK is repeating its biggest and most popular fundraising event from 2022, the insanely addictive Sh’bamathon.

On Sunday 11 June, from 1pm to 4pm, dancers will once again take to the floor at Nuffield Health, Surbiton, for three hours of non-stop grooving, led by Cancer Support UK’s Health Ambassador, Dr Nancy Priston, an experienced and motivational Sh’bam instructor, who will help everyone get the most out of their workout.

Nancy will be joined by Cancer Support UK’s CEO, Mark Guymer, who says:

“It looks like the Sh’bamathon is now an annual fixture in Cancer Support UK’s fundraising calendar. The inaugural event proved exceptionally popular and was oversubscribed. In fact, as soon as we announced the date for this year’s Sh’bam, participant tickets sold out almost immediately. But we would still like to encourage people to support this event by donating on Nancy’s Sh’bamathon Just Giving page.

“It would be fantastic if you could help us exceed the amount we achieved last year. All the money raised through registration and sponsorship will go to supporting people living with and beyond cancer. I’d also like to thank Nuffield Health Surbiton for hosting this event. I have been practising my Sh’bam moves and I’m looking forward to working out while helping raise money for Cancer Support UK.”

Nancy Priston said:

“I’m looking forward to teaching three hours of Sh’bam in aid of Cancer Support UK on Sunday 11 June. It’s a chance to have a boogie, have fun and raise money for a fantastic cause. Although I’m not asking for sponsorship, some people have asked me if they can donate, so I’ve created a Just Giving page for those who can’t make the day itself. It’s such a good cause and I can’t wait to dance the afternoon away with a bunch of lovely people.”

The positive effects of dance

Dancing is an ideal form of exercise for keeping fit and healthy. Learning, remembering and carrying out dance moves, not only keeps the brain active it also increases aerobic fitness, improves the condition of your heart and lungs, builds muscles tone and strength, and burns calories. It’s also great fun and can aid mental health and emotional wellbeing.