CHARITY Zumba sessions have raised almost £500 for Melanoma UK towards a Droitwich man’s quest to fund a high-tech £30k mole-mapping machine.
Mike Hull has been battling melanoma since 2013 and already collected £6,000 through a walking football tournament last year.
He was due to hold a second DAM (Droitwich Against Melanoma) Trophy contest on May 31 but it had to be cancelled because of Coronavirus.
So Stella Thomas, who was going to hold Zumba sessions as part of the all-day event, put on the two-day fund-raiser with fellow instructors virtually via Zoom.
More than 30 people took part across the weekend when two different sessions were held.
Mike said: “There was a fantastic atmosphere during the Zumba sessions – the instructors were so enthusiastic and everyone had a great time.
“I want to say a big thank you to the instructors and everyone who took part and gave so generously.”
He added he wanted to get the machine for Melanoma UK which helped him access the clinical drugs trial he is currently on at the Royal Marsden Hospital in Chelsea.
“It is an amazing device which scans the whole body and can catch melanomas at an early stage, saving patients from more heartache and the system money on more expensive treatments if growths are not discovered until later.”
It would also help others who found themselves in the same situation as him.
Mike is still hopeful of holding the DAM Trophy later in the year, depending on how the easing of lockdown restrictions goes.