Liverpool Carnival Company and Orb Events are delighted to announce that The Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation has been chosen as this year’s Brazilica charity partner.  Several fund raising events will take place as part of the Brazilica festivities and some of the festival’s stunning sambistas got started last week,  adding a touch of glitz and glamour to the foundation’s Liverpool Dream Walk, all in the name of drawing attention to and supporting this worthwhile and amazing cause.

Firm festival favourite, The Brazilica Zumbathon® will be back and this year raise funds for both the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation and the Liverpool Carnival Company.  This popular fixture of the festival will be bringing samba fever to Liverpool ONE’s Chavasse Park on Sunday 14 July and is led by Zumba Liverpool’s Karen. Participants are encouraged to dress in carnival costume or don feathered headdress with their gym attire! Anyone can join the party in Liverpool ONE to celebrate the return of Brazilica in a high-impact, high-energy, colourful event all in the true spirit of Brazil in this fund raising extravaganza. The Brazilica Zumbathon® will also feature a special “Brazilicathon” section carefully choreographed by Simone Reeves, Carnival Queen and lead dancer at Liverpool Samba School and, which will be in keeping with the Zumba® Fitness Movement. The Zumbathon costs £8 in advance or £10 on the day to enter, with all proceeds going to the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation and the Liverpool Carnival Company. To register, visit www.brazilicafestival.co.uk

The Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation gives ‘help and hope’ to people affected by lung cancer. The charity has a dual focus – saving lives and supporting people living with lung cancer. It saves lives through funding research, helping people to quit smoking & encouraging young people not to start smoking, campaigning for better outcomes for lung cancer patients and raising awareness of the importance of early diagnosis. It supports people by providing information materials to the NHS, running lung cancer support groups across the UK, supporting nurses, providing patient relief grants and offering telephone and online support.

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