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Strictly star coming to town for birthday fun

Carol Rieley is doing a Fitsteps course with Instructor Becky Stevens to celebrate her 70th birthday and will be raising funds for Motor Neurone Disease Association. Pic Steve Robards SUS-140306-081301001

Carol Rieley is doing a Fitsteps course with Instructor Becky Stevens to celebrate her 70th birthday and will be raising funds for Motor Neurone Disease Association. Pic Steve Robards SUS-140306-081301001

Strictly Come Dancing star Ian Waite will show off his moves to Haywards Heath residents at a fund raising birthday party set up by a fitness fanatic.

Carol Rieley, from Lindfield, has set up a stylish 70th birthday party for herself with an aim to get her friends fit at the same time as raising awareness of the charity where she volunteers.

She has invited members of the public to join her, Strictly Come Dancing star Ian and her Fit Steps aerobics teacher in the fund raising celebration at the Dolphin Leisure Centre, in Haywards Heath, on June 29, from 3.30pm.

Fit Steps is a new dance aerobic style class which was set up by professional dancers from Strictly Come Dancing’, called Ian Waite and Natalie Lowe.

Carol has ensured her party has celeb status by securing an appearance at the event from Ian himself.

She said: “I go to the classes and I love it and thought as I’m coming up to my 70th I should introduce it to my friends to help them keep fit.

“I also thought I should do something to raise money for the charity I volunteer for.”

Carol’s charity Motor Neurone Disease Association, funds and promotes global research into MND and provides support to people affected by the disease.

Carol added: “50 per cent of people diagnosed with the disease die within 14 months after diagnosis which is a horrific statistic.”

Carol’s Fit Steps teacher Becky Stevens will hold the session but Ian is sure to show off his moves as well.

Carol added: “Fit Steps includes the quick step, jive, chacha and pasodoble. It’s so fun and so good for you!”

Entry will cost £10 and all money will go to charity. For tickets call 01444 482387.

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