Guinness World Hula Hoop Record hits Broadlands after been created by Braishfield Ladies!
As a Counsellor I have been in the privileged and special position of working with clients that have been affected by cancer and bereavement. Sitting with people in their most difficult days has been an honour that is only given to a few and I have been acutely aware of the importance of the role that I am trusted with.
After studying personal fitness to help with my client’s wellbeing, I was persuaded by Kate Marshall to take on the Zumba class at Braishfield Social Club, I’m sure the delicious coffee and cake from the Braishfield Pantry swayed my decision!!!! In fact the class was so much fun and a real hoot that ‘Hula Hunnies’ were born.
Hula Hooping gives people a sense of accomplishment, discipline to practice and an ability to set and achieve realistic goals. By learning a new skill, people feel empowered and confidence increases. On top of that Canadas University of Waterloo Spine Biomechanics Laboratory has now confirmed that regular Power hooping causes the waist to shrink, one interpretation is that the visceral fat that is located deep in the abdomen decreases.
So from hooping to charity! Hula Hunnies supports local charities by raising awareness and funds by ‘Hooping 4 Happiness.’ This year we have already supported Haven Breast Cancer, Where there’s a Will, Mencap, Cancer Research, Wessex Cancer Trust and Jane Scarth House.
Our biggest challenge yet is to hold a Guinness World Record attempt at Broadlands, Romsey, Hampshire on Sunday 15 October for Macmillan Cancer Support for 500 people!! You may soon see our beautiful posters designed by local artist Jenny Maizels around the village.
I have seen the work that Macmillan does first hand after working at the QA hospital with the amazing Macmillan staff. Clients were able to access many different therapies all free of charge, such as counselling, yoga, specialist bra and wig fitters, Nordic walking, massage, nutrition, information on equipment and grants. This can make an incredible difference to clients who often come back into the centre with words of appreciation and thanks.
CAN’T HOOP – DON’T WORRY – A Taster Class in September will be your chance to try!! with FUNDS directly going to Southampton Talking Echo, for people with sight loss.
Please come and be a Hula Hunnie or Hula Hunk on Sunday 15 October 2017 in aid of Macmillan Cancer and win a Guinness World Record!!!
All our love
Dottie, Rachel, Kate, Sally, Gemma, Jude, Dorothy, Debbie, Fleur, Kerry, Sarah and Kathleen [email protected]
Newsflash: Race for Life 09/07/2017 we raised over £1000 – Well Done Hunnies!!!
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