The owners of a Lancashire gym have raised more than £500 for a primary school by holding a dance-a-thon fundraiser.

The two-hour dancing event was a mix of Zumba and DanceFit and raised a total of £540 for Brabins Endowed Primary School in Chipping.

Organised by Diverse Gym owners Christopher and Kirsty Mullen with support from Zumba teacher Rafferty Clews and DanceFit instructor Olivia Holden, the event back in November took place under the stars with glowsticks used to bring light and fun to the dancing.

Many schools are facing financial cutbacks at the moment, and the sum raised has gone to the school to help them through the difficult time.

Kirsty said: “Everything is so expensive at the moment so any fundraising we do we hand the money over to the school so they can get new equipment or whatever the head wants to put it towards.

“It could be new sports equipment, new games, new toys, stationery, things like that.

“We need to get funds back in there because there are a lot of cutbacks from the Government.”

Around 28 people took part in the dance-a-thon, priced at £10 a ticket to enter, while further donations came on a JustGiving page and from a raffle and refreshment sales on the night.