Hartlepool campaigner raises thousands for Macmillan Cancer Support

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

A KIND-HEARTED fitness expert is continuing with her drive to raise charity cash – after already collecting a total of £6,500 in just over six years.

Jaki Savage, who owns the Centre for Yoga and Wellbeing in Park Road, Hartlepool, is holding a Burlesque Night on Friday, March 27, to boost this year’s total for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Superfit Jaki started the fundraising push for Macmillan when she first opened centre after losing people who were close to her from the disease.

And each and every year since, the determined businesswoman has continued with the campaign by holding various events and taking part in sponsored activities.

Then at the end of each year she hands over a lump sum to the charity which supports families when they are most in need, when a relative has cancer.

In 2014, Jaki and the generous ladies who attend her classes raised a whopping £1,040 for the cause.

This time round Jaki is hoping the Burlesque Night proves popular, with tickets costing £6. The women-only event will start at 7.30pm and see the particpants taking part in fun Burlesque-style routines.

People are also encouraged to bring food and drinks if they so wish, for the party and social side of the event.

Jaki said: “We raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support every year and have been doing it for six years now.

“We’re starting our campaign this year with the Burlesque Night, which will be a bit of a class and a bit of a party and will be very social and fun.”

She added: “Throughout the year we’ll be doing other little events.

“We usually do a zumba party, and we always try to raise some money around the time of the carnival. I do the Great North Run every year as well and the ladies from my classes sponsor me.

“I’ve lost a couple of people who were close to me through cancer and the work that Macmillan do is invaluable.”

For tickets, ring 0792 614 8184.