Yoga marathon is a stretch

Jaki Savage from the Yoga and Wellbeing Centre. Picture By FRANK REID
Jaki Savage from the Yoga and Wellbeing Centre. Picture By FRANK REID

HEALTH fanatics bent, stretched and flexed their way to a £2,200 cancer charity donation.

Eleven fundraisers were sponsored to do hundreds of yoga postures over two hours in a bid to raise a big donation for Macmillan Cancer Support.

The “yogathon” was held in the studio of Centre – Yoga & Wellbeing, in Park Road, Hartlepool, .

It was organised by the centre’s manager, Jaki Savage, who said she was delighted to be able to hand over such a large sum of money to the charity that provides practical, medical and financial support and campaigns for better cancer care.

Jaki said: “It took two hours for 11 of us to perform 108 Sun Salutations, each of which is a sequence of 12 yoga postures and very difficult to achieve. So I am very pleased with everyone who took part.

“Together we have raised about £2,200 for Macmillan Cancer Support and the money keeps going up.

“Macmillan are over the moon with the amount raised.

“I would like to thank everyone who took part and to those who have given generously to this great charity.”

Jaki had led 100 people during February last year on a similar fundraising exercise for Macmillan at the Borough Hall, on Hartlepool’s Headland.

It was held during a Heart ‘n’ Soul event that promoted alternative healing and health practices.