It was convenient that the first batch of PEME’s new PPE has arrived, so PEME’s Front-of-House Manager, Claire Garfield, was able to trial them during a recent charity event that she was participating in.
Claire and her 8-year old daughter, Charlotte, took part in a 3-hour charity Zumbathon organised by ‘Kerrie Sandy Zumba’ held at the Deepings Leisure Centre, who also sponsored the event, raising money for Peterborough NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit).
Claire attends Kerrie & Sandy’s Zumba class once a week; last year Kerrie became pregnant with twins and at 25 weeks gestation went into an early labour giving birth to twin girls, Gracie (weighing 1lb 13oz) and Martha (weighing 1lb 5oz). As the girls were born over 3-months premature, the first few days and weeks were critical for them and they spent the first four months in Special Care Units in Peterborough and Norwich Hospitals.
Kerrie said they received such great care and wanted to give something back to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), so decided to organise a 3-hour Zumbathon party with all entry fees and proceeds from a raffle held on the day going to the charity.
Claire said “the event was great fun as it was a glow in the dark Zumbathon and everyone had dug-out their neon tutus and leg warmers along with glow sticks and were shimmying and shaking everything they had! Five instructors attended each with their own style and they certainly put us through our paces. Charlotte and I were able to trial the new PPE for PEME during the event. We concluded that whilst they could be seen in the dark (from the moon), some of our guys movements may be inhibited by the tutu’s, but again there is a few who won’t…”
A fantastic amount of over £2,000 was raised and donations are still very welcomed here