If ever there was a time to get your gym gear on and dance an afternoon away (4 hours to be precise) in the middle of Parkers Piece it was this Sunday. More than 150 ladies (and a few brave men) signed up to a Jazzercise event called Petals in the Park to raise money for Petals Charity. An incredibly vital charity that provides counselling to couples who have suffered trauma or loss during pregnancy or birth.

Before you ask, no I wasn't one of those brave enough to sign up, but I did volunteer my time [and skills, right?] to photograph the event. We had sunshine, loud music, energetic instructors and cakes for sale which were all home baked and came in very handy for refuelling the 'jazzercisers'... 

We also had a visit from Geoffrey the Giraffe and Marvin the Moose and I think so far the event has raised something in the region of £15K, which is a tremendous effort. Well done everyone!