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MORE than 200 Wiganers will join an award-winning judo champion for a fund-raising event which aims to jump-start the borough’s active lifestyles.

Judo Great Britain Olympian and World Championships silver medallist Sophie Cox is heading to Robin Park for the Zumba200 in aid of MacMillan Cancer Support and Joining Jack.

Chris Devany, right, and Gary Matthews, of Falling Leaf with JJ's Alex Johnson and Kim McBride, of Wigan Leisure & Culture Trust's Sports Development Team

Chris Devany, right, and Gary Matthews, of Falling Leaf with JJ's Alex Johnson and Kim McBride, of Wigan Leisure & Culture Trust's Sports Development Team

The day will entail two hours of non-stop dance along with fun-filled activities.

Organiser, Chris Devany said: “Everybody is looking forward to the event, it’s going to be huge.

“Along with five zumba instructors we are aiming to have more than 200 entrants which for a Zumba event is huge and is going to be so much fun.

“We’re really happy we’re welcoming Sophie Cox, who is also a US girl ambassador.

“I think she’ll really boost everybody’s morale and keep people’s spirits high when they begin to tire.

“We are raising money for Macmillan Cancer Care who have been talking to the cast of Coronation Street and representatives from the Joining Jack charity.

“Whatever your level of fitness and co-ordination, this event is open to everyone.

“It will take place outside at the Robin Park Arena, with a huge sound system blasting out music and four of the best Zumba instructors to help you get through the two hours of dance.”

Organisation Falling Leaf has teamed up with Us Girls and Wigan Leisure Trust and The Sports Development Team to create the event on Sunday, August 11.

Entry is £10 which will be donated to the charity. And participants are asked to raise as much as desired through sponsorship.

A sponsorship page can be created through the website or a sponsor form can be requested and sent out.

For more information log on to http://falling-leaf.org/index.php/zumba200-2.