Shaking it all about for charity in Midhurst

MIDHURST fitness enthusiasts brought their men along to Midhurst Rother College for a fundraising fancy dress evening and raised more than £16,000.

Diggy Rodber, ‘pilates from within’ instructor Karen Eccles and Catherine Taylor invited their friends and family to join them in aid of the Haslemere-based charity Action for A-T.

Hold that stretch! PICTURE BY JOANNA CLEEVE SUS-141014-145114001

Hold that stretch! PICTURE BY JOANNA CLEEVE SUS-141014-145114001

Ataxia-Telangiectasia is a devastating disease of children and young adults, affecting their co-ordination.

The evening kicked off with an energetic class of ‘Booty Barre’ a new fitness regime led by Karen Eccles and was followed by dinner and an auction hosted by Tom Trywhitt-Drake from BCM Land & Estate Management.

“We thought it would be fun to get the boys involved shaking their booties and raising funds and we chose Action for A-T because we cannot imagine a child of our own being struck down by such a cruel and relentless disease,” said Diggy Rodber.

The evening was supported by Tim Rodber former rugby union player for England and the British and Irish Lions.

“£16,000 is a significant amount and will allow us to continue our medical research,” said Rebecca Luckett for A-T.