£15,000 donation to Cancer Research UK is all down to you!

When we say our community is the best some people call us biased. But it is moments like this when it is easily proven in the generosity of our instructors and the amazing people they bounce with. 

It was our honour to hand over to Cancer Research UK one of those awesome oversized cheques for a whopping £15,000! All of that money raised will change lives and that is down to you, the Boogie Bounce community. We are so proud of what you guys have achieved.

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An extra special hand goes out to all of our instructors. As always you rallied with us to make a difference. It is your passion to do more than just bounce, to give back to the community, which has made this possible. Thank you, and a huge thank you to the bouncers who attend your classes. Their generosity has been truly amazing!

You can donate to cancer research here!

Pauline from Cancer Research also came down and gave us the opportunity of a photoshoot with the cheque. The team all got involved!

Cancer Research donation by Boogie Bounce

How did you do it?

You took some of our silly ideas and went wild with them! From themed events to karaoke Boogie Bounce, hilarious HITT to mix and match programs. Some of you even decorated bras for the ladies to wear over their tops. Not forgetting the superman underpants for the gentleman over their trousers/shorts. Prizes for the best-decorated undergarments were also awarded. You can see more images of everyone’s amazing efforts below. 

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Full Circle

Fun fact, when we started this campaign we shared a charity sponsor pack jammed full of information and ideas on how instructors could raise donations all whilst having fun and Boogie Bouncing!

In this pack was the above image taken in September 2004. This was at Jen’s very own Boogie Bounce class, where she raised £1,274 for breast cancer research. Not only has the donation size grown, but so have some of the people in the photo.

The little girl in the front is Emily, Jenny’s daughter, who now works with us here at Boogie Bounce and is in all the routines and most of the promo shots. She was just eight when this photo was taken! We’re so proud to have you here as part of our family-run business.

Why Cancer Research UK?

Cancer affects all of us in one way or another and we wanted to support these charities in their amazing work, both in research, treatment, and end of life care. 

It became all too clear how cancer affects us all with the passing of Sarah Harding from Girls Aloud in 2021. She was only 39 and died from Breast cancer. Girls Aloud are one of our favourite bands to bounce to and so hearing this news was just another call to action for us to do something! 

Breast cancer mainly affects older women.  Most breast cancers (80%) occur in women over the age of 50. And the older you are, the higher your risk but it can affect all ages. Many different things can affect your chances of getting breast cancer. There’s no single cause.

It results from a combination of the way we live our lives, our genes, and our environment.  No one can predict who will get cancer however precautionary measures can be put in place.  

Boogie Bounce is all about helping our clientele maintain a healthy weight and keep active, which are two of the measures that cancer experts suggest.

DID YOU KNOW?

  • Every year around 11,500 women and 85 men die from breast cancer in the UK
  • That’s nearly 1,000 deaths each month, 31 each day or one every 45 minutes
  • Breast cancer is the fourth most common cause of cancer death in the UK
  • Breast cancer is a leading cause of death in women under 50 in the UK

Cancer is not gender-specific and can impact all our lives. Although Boogie Bounce is predominantly attended by women, but not entirely, chances are that every woman that attends will have a father, brother, son, uncle, spouse or friend who could fall victim to testicular and prostate cancer.

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men in the UK. It usually develops slowly, so there may be no signs for many years. Fortunately, regular physical activity and exercise have a positive impact on health and prostate cancer.

DID YOU KNOW?

  • More than 9,000 men die from prostate cancer every year in England
  • Every hour, one man dies from prostate cancer in England
  • More than 325,000 men are living with and after prostate cancer in England
  • There are around 60 testicular cancer deaths in the UK every year, that’s around 1 every week (2016-2018)

You can donate to cancer research here!

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