Boogie Budz raise £2,000 for charity

Boogie Budz group.
Boogie Budz group.

Britt Hyman and Diane Wedderburn of Peterhead’s Balance Budz recently launched their new exercise to music ‘Boogie Budz’ to raise money for Cancer Research UK and Children In Need.

The launch took place at the town’s Rescue Hall where more than 120 guests enjoyed an evening of entertainment and exercise.

Diane Wedderburn and Britt Hyman.

Diane Wedderburn and Britt Hyman.

The entertainment got underway with Rhea Forman (18), who performed for the first time in front of a live audience. She sang ‘Other side of the World’ by KT Tunstall.

Local singer Abbie Janet Smith then sang ‘Amazing Grace’ and also performing was Liz Grant’s Aurora Choir who sang three uplifting and emotional songs for the appreciative audience.

Following on from this, the hall lights were dimmed, the funky dance music went on and the guests who were all wearing glow bracelets were led into the Boogie Budz session by Diane and Britt.

Speaking to the Buchanie on Monday, Diane said: “Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the fantastic, fun, low and high impact dance moves which are manageable for all.”

Homebakes, cupcakes, toffee and even low fat muffins were sold on the night.

Raffles were also kindly donated by local businesses, family and friends which were raffled at the launch raising even more money.

Diane and Britt love to raise money every year for a different charity.

However, they were inspired to launch their new exercise to music groups when they heard of Morag Walker’s story.

Morag was diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer last year and is currently undergoing chemotherapy treatment.

Having been introduced to Morag it seemed very fitting to take the opportunity of their launch night of Boogie Budz to raise money for Morag’s Relay for Life Team.

Diane and Britt recently achieved a qualification in “Exercising to Music” from CYQ, the UK’s leading awarding organisation in the fitness industry which has led to the successful development of “Boogie Budz”.

The total amount raised on the night was a fantastic £2002.50.

Of this superb total £100 was donated to Children In Need, while the balance of £1,902.50 was donated to Cancer Research UK via Morag Walker’s Relay for Life team ‘Morag’s Bosom Buddies’.