Pilates Fundraiser Stretches Pounds for Action Cancer

22 February 2016

Yvonne McGarrity a full time Pilates instructor for the past 17 years, decided to use her passion for Pilates to raise vital funds for Northern Ireland’s leading local cancer charity, Action Cancer.

By holding a sponsored Pilates workout, Yvonne has raised an incredible £2,200. The event was held in Hillsborough with 18 ladies coming along to take part on the night. She chose to support Action Cancer as it is a cause very close to her heart, Yvonne explains ‘In my classes I have a number of ladies who have been directly affected by cancer, I wanted to do something to support them.

Raising money for Action Cancer was important to me as all money stays here in Northern Ireland and is used to provide services for local people, like the ladies who attend my classes.’ Yvonne teaches in Lisburn, Banbridge, Hillsborough and Belfast and can be contacted on Facebook at Yvonne McGarrity Pilates.

Action Cancer’s Arlene Creighton added, ‘We are so grateful to Yvonne for her support. Her fundraiser was a fantastic success and we are thankful she chose to support Action Cancer, both recently and in the past. Yvonne previously held a similar event for Action Cancer and her combined fundraising total of £8,920 has enabled us to provide free breast screening appointments for over 100 local women.’

If you would like to hold your own fundraiser for Action Cancer contact Arlene Creighton on 028 9080 3379 or email [email protected]