Zooming to Zumba for emotional cause

CAMPSIE MEMORIAL HALL, ZUMBA CLASS TO RAISE MONEY FOR KIDNEY RESEARCH, SISTERS LAURA MACNAMARA AND NICOLE MACNAMARA'PHOTO EMMA MITCHELL'23/4/11
CAMPSIE MEMORIAL HALL, ZUMBA CLASS TO RAISE MONEY FOR KIDNEY RESEARCH, SISTERS LAURA MACNAMARA AND NICOLE MACNAMARA'PHOTO EMMA MITCHELL'23/4/11

AMAZING aerobics guru Nicole MacNamara has raised more than £1,300 to help research the condition that struck her sister four years ago.

Nicole (22), from Milton of Campsie, held a charity zumba class in Campsie Memorial Hall, Lennoxtown.

The event attracted more than 80 keep-fit fans and raised a fantastic £1,320 for Kidney Reseach UK.

Nicole was joined at the zumbathon by sister Laura (26), from Lenzie, who suffered kidney failure while studying in Madrid just before her 21st birthday.

Despite being forced to take nine months off university, Laura beat the odds to complete her degree in International Business with Modern Languages and land her dream job with accountancy giants PricewaterhouseCoopers.

She received a new kidney just four days after sitting her final exam and made a full recovery.

Nicole said: “I wanted to raise money for Kidney Research UK because of Laura. She had a kidney transplant four years ago and she’s been great ever since.

“I’d like to thank all the people who came along, everybody who made a donation and all the women who brought along home baking.

“We raised a total of £1,320 which is a fantastic total.”