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Healthy hearts at Harper Adams

Posted 2 March 2012

The campaign is aimed at getting people more active and healthier.

The Zumba class getting ready

Staff and students at Harper Adams University College raised more than £120 for the British Heart Foundation by wearing red and taking part in a special exercise class.

February was National Heart Month, when people are encouraged to think about their heart and how they can become more active. One part of the fundraising activities is National Wear Red Day, which took place last Friday.

As well as wearing red, the University College supported the campaign by organising lunchtime walks around campus and a special charity Zumba Tone class.

From netball players to lecturers, around 30 people took part in the Latin inspired fitness class at the Queen Mother Hall on campus, raising £65 for the charity.

Environment & Waste Management Officer, Karen Hughes, said: “The campaign is aimed at getting people more active and healthier.

“We host Zumba classes on campus already, but this session was particularly popular because we were raising money for charity.

“It was really nice to see the students taking part in all of the activities too.”

To learn more about National Heart Month, visit http://www.bhf.org.uk/get-involved/fundraising/red-for-heart.aspx

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