Lake swim and Zumba raise soft play funds

First published in Local news

JUNE has been a busy month so far for two Ilkley mums who between them have raised almost £1,300 a new indoor soft play facility planned for Christchurch, Ilkley.

Zumba instructor and mum of two, Emma Draper, held a Family Zumba Party on June 7 at Christchurch which was enjoyed by both children and adults alike, who all danced and zumba-ed in aid of Dan's Den, at Christchurch.

She raised more than £200 in ticket sales to the event and post-exercise cakes.

Meanwhile, Felicity Tomblin completed a one mile swim in Lake Windermere last weekend as part of the Great North Swim and in doing so, raised nearly £1,100 for the venture.

his was after many weeks of swimming at Ilkley Pool and dedicated training.

She said: "As a mum of three boys, I felt very strongly about wanting to contribute to Dan's Den as I believe that parents and carers in Ilkley are crying out for all that it can provide."

Her JustGiving page is still available at

The fundraising total for Dan's Den currently stands at over £134,000, which is almost two-thirds of the total funds needed.

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