We’re ready to take Lorraine’s TV challenge!

Street Bratz help STV appeal
Street Bratz help STV appeal

Zumba instructor Lynn Maxwell is aiming to raise money to help combat child poverty by hosting a charity event – and is hoping a celebrity will join in.

Lynn said the event, which is set for 7pm on September 12 in Bo’ness Town Hall, had already attracted plenty of interest.

It is part of Lorraine Kelly’s 24 hour dance-tastic fund-raising challenge for the STV appeal, Lorraine’s Shimmy Across Scotland.

The TV presenter is set to dance across the country raising money for children living in poverty, taking part in as many dance and exercise classes as she can, along with her Zumba instructor, Maxine Jones.

Lorraine said she wanted to meet as many local schools and groups who are fundraising for the STV Appeal during her tour.

Lynn said she would be delighted if Lorraine joined the event, which she points out requires no dance training.

“It would be great to get Bo’ness on the map and promote such a brilliant cause,” she said, adding that Zumba was a great laugh as well as an excellent way to get fit and lose weight and even make new friends.

The charity event will include a raffle and the event is open to over 16s, with no maxmimum age limit. “If you’re looking for a fun Friday night then come along,” Lynn added.

And in another part of Bo’ness, children from street dance group Street BratZ, at St Catherine’s Church, will also be taking part in Lorraine’s challenge.

The kids, aged four to 12, will do their bit on Saturday, September 13, with the sponsored challenge taking place between 11am and 1pm. Pop along and give your support.

Lorraine, who is a trustee of the STV Appeal, took a break from her regular Zumba class to talk about the challenge.

“Having presented the big STV Appeal live show for the past three years, I am thrilled to now have the opportunity to help fight child poverty by shimmying my way across Scotland,” she said.

“It’s set to be a brilliant, fun and exhausting fundraising challenge. I hope dance groups and fitness fans all over the country get behind me and help raise as much as possible for this incredibly important cause.”