Friday, 26 August 2011

Friday's Rule! Be a Charitable Cupcake!

As many of you will know, here at Cupcake HQ we like to be able to help others whenever possible and have organised and hosted 3 fabulous Forties inspired evenings, along with our friends at That Swing Sensation Big Band, in support of Help of Heroes, The Army Benevolent Fund and most recently, The Mark Wright Project. 

We get great satisfaction from raising funds for deserved causes, as well as, helping to raise awareness of the work they do. Of course we couldn't do it without the help of our friends, family and fans who come along and support our chosen charities too! 

 Aside from our fundraising efforts as a troupe, the Cupcakes gals individually like to help others too! And Cupcake Emma is all set (from returning from her Med Cruise honeymoon) to host a ZUMBATHON in support of The Samaritans!

 Registration is from 10:30am and the first instructor will set the day off with a bang at 11am sharp! Tickets are £10

Around 2 people take their own lives every day in Scotland. In 2009, 746 people died by suicide, and it is the leading cause of death in 18-34 year olds. North Lanarkshire had the 4th highest suicide rate in Scotland in 2009, with approximately one person every week taking their own life. 

Samaritans is a confidential emotional support service for anyone in the UK and Ireland. The service is available 24 hours a day for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which may lead to suicide.
Emma says "It is through the Zumba Fitness program that promotes health, wellbeing and community, that we can raise awareness and challenge the stigma of suicide and mental health. We are very passionate about the cause and are so excited about organising a positive and enlightening event- exercise, keeping fit, being well, speaking with others, meeting new people, working together and being creative can give someone a very valid reason to live life fully, and a Zumbathon charity event in my opinion is the way to communicate this message. Although suicide can be a sad subject, it is very real and we want to inject the word 'suicide' into our vocabulary so that we can all start helping the people closest to us who may be struggling"

Please contact Emma through our Facebook or at for information and tickets

Us Cupcake gals will be there, celebrating Cupcake Lisa's birthday in style with some booty shakin' for sure!

Please come along and help support a wonderful cause!

Peace out! 

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