Cancer appeal is pretty in pink!

IPSWICH: An aerobics instructor who sister is battling breast cancer today told of her joy after raising hundreds of pounds for charity.

IPSWICH: An aerobics instructor who sister is battling breast cancer today told of her joy after raising hundreds of pounds for charity.

Shelley Boak decided to raise funds for Breast Cancer Research after older sibling Sarah Saggerty was diagnosed with the disease earlier this year.

She staged a unique aerobics session which was given a glamorous pink makeover especially for the occasion.

The session on Saturday at Gainsborough Sports Centre saw fitness enthusiasts from across Ipswich come together to kick start the fundraising event.


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The two-hour fitness class, which saw both men and women kitted out in a beautiful shade of pink, raised more than �1,000 from donations.

Shelley, of Darwin Road, said: “It was so much fun. Everyone was glammed up from head to toe in pink - there were pink tutus, pink wigs and everything.

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“Myself and my family wanted to raise money for the charity ever since my older sister was diagnosed.

“I was so overwhelmed by the amounts donated from only a two-hour session. It's really amazing.”

More than 100 people attended the event, which also included a kick aerobics session fronted by Michael Wiggins.

The 34-year-old added: “I was so amazed at the amount of people who I didn't know who attended. People that didn't know that my family still came to help raise the money.”

Shelley also successfully raised more than �600 after taking part in the town's Race for Life in June with sister Sarah and other family members.

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