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Remember Dancy Party offered an evening of classic songs from the 60s, 70s and 80s

Monday 28th May 2018

JAVEA NEWS | JCF Remember Dance Party 2018

Recent scientific studies show that hearing the music of our youth and dancing to these tunes has a rejuvenating effect on cells in our brains. So Javea Community Fitness decided to carry out its very own experiment on the matter by putting on a party where people could dance to the sounds of the 60's, 70's and 80's. And of course, being true to their core ethics of all fitness classes and events being organised to raise money for local Javea charities, they decided to partner up with a very worthy local organisation headed by Jacqui Phillips MBE: MABS Cancer Support Foundacion, Javea. Tickets were priced at €10 and with all proceeds from the sale going to MABS. Ultimately €1500 was raised.

When Georgina Saccone Mithieux approached Lizzy Benton and Eric Champon from Javea Community Fitness about the idea of a dancing event, the JCF team loved the idea of getting the message out there to the local community that moving your body to keep fit does not have to involve jumping around at a fitness class, 'dancing is a fantastic exercise for both the body and the mind' said Lizzy Benton, co-founder of JCF. The team then pitched the idea to Juan Fran at bar l'Encant as the potential venue for the event; Juan Fran was totally supportive from the word go, and even suggested the name 'Remember' from an 80's Spanish radio programme... and the rest is history as they say!

As JCF's drive is to minimise any cost relating to their initiatives in order to give as close to 100% of the money collected during their outdoor fitness classes as possible, the team embarked on a hunt for sponsors. Vicens Ash Properties sponsored the printing costs of the flyers and posters, and a dozen local shops and businesses including Syncrolab Fitness and Rehabilitation, Encantada Kids and Lifestyle, Detalles Boutique, Monsoon Thai donated some twenty fabulous prizes worth hundreds of euros for a raffle which was held on the night.

Another important piece of the puzzle was Paquitus Deep Jay, the DJ from La Llum club in Javea's old town who also immediately volunteered his time to organise the event on the music front and paired up with Aibax for the lighting and sound equipment. In true community spirit, Lizzy and Eric also asked the members of Javea Community Fitness to get involved by putting together the music playlist for the party, asking folks to list the tracks that were reminiscent of their youth in their country of origin... and being in Javea with its 87 nationalities, it was always going to be an exciting mix of tunes! And indeed Paquitus did a fabulous job at keeping the dance floor busy all night!

 Javea Community Fitness (JCF) has only been in existence since October 2017 and has already donated €900 to 3 local charities in these 8 months. This 'REMEMBER' event now firmly places JCF on the local map and will broadcast to anybody in Javea who wants to get fit that this community group has plenty to offer... Check out the facebook page at charityoutdoorfitnessjavea for their class schedule and more... watch this space!

Thank you to our sponsors for the event: Aibax, Anangu Organic shop, Bar l'encant, Bocadillos Holandeses, Detalles Boutique, Encantada Kids and Lifestyle, Imprenta Botella, Paquitus Deep Jay, SR Print, Luz de Luna estetica, Quiropractica Montgo, RBK estilista, Monsoon Thai, Syncrolab Fitness and Rehabilitation, Varadero Restaurante, Gabriela Contreras Photography, Centro Terapeutico Mezquida

Javea Community Fitness is a true community project created by local people for the benefit of local people! This is the first initiative of its kind in Javea where we offer outdoor fitness classes in various locations in Javea all for charity! That's right, our instructors give their time for free to the community and as a participant 100% of your class fee will be given to a local Javea charity of your choice! So if you ever wanted to get fit but never dared to join a class, the time has come! You will get fit and you will benefit your community at the same time. As a class participant, you become an owner of our community fitness group, this means you can suggest ideas for new classes that you'd like to try out and also a local charity that is close to your heart where you'd like the funds we raise to be donated to. So come on, what are you waiting for? Get your trainers on and come and join us for our next class!


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