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Yoga fans limber up to do their bit for Comic Relief

WORKOUT ... Sarah Spence, left, with her yoga class.
WORKOUT ... Sarah Spence, left, with her yoga class.

YOGA fans limbered up to raise cash for Comic Relief at an East Shields sports centre.

About 20 people took part on a yogathon at Wellness@Harton Sports Centre, in Lisle Road, on Wednesday.

Not only will those taking part in the event get a sense of achievement, but they will also be helping to alleviate suffering of others in the world

Sarah Spence, yoga teacher

The event was organised by hatha yoga teacher, Sarah Spence, to help raise money for the charity which helps disadvantaged people in the UK and aborad. Sarah, who works full-time in PR and teaches hatha yoga part-time, said: “The class wanted to give something back, so we decided to do our very first yogathon for Comic Relief.

“Not only will those taking part in the event get a sense of achievement, but they will also be helping to alleviate suffering of others in the world.

“The classes have been going for four years now and have become a community in itself.

“I am so proud of my clients and how much they have progressed.

“I love sharing my passion for yoga and am excited to be launching pregnancy yoga classes later in the year.

“I can’t wait to see how much our final figure raises.”

Ashley Pickup, the centre’s manager, added: “Wellness@harton were delighted to be hosting Sarah’s Yogathon and helping to raise money for such a worthwhile cause.

“It was fun, but certainly challenging and it was fantastic to see a full and enthusiastic class as always.”

For more information on classes available, call 427 4055.

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