Race For Life 2009

A big THANK YOU to all those that sponsored and supported the Happy Hula Monkeys as they hooped their way around the 5km course on Sunday 19th July under threatening rain clouds and in gale force (felt like it) winds! A few times along the course my hoop actually felt like it was levitating when the wind took it! Hooping against that wind was tough – I imagine we all now have abs of steel!

16 amazing ladies from the Happy Hula Monkeys classes or honorary monkey friends registered to complete the course in their spangly hoops.

I am so proud of the girls that took part – they all shone. Great attitude, great hooping in great big gusty winds and thank goodness we only got a little wet when the hovercraft took off! What a fabulous team – I hope it was a day you won’t forget.

Well done ladeis - more pics on the facebook group.

Well done ladies - more pics on the facebook group.


Thanks also go to the thousands of people who came out to support all the women (nearly 10,000) who took part in the race to raise money for the charity – many with the names of those they have lost or who are battling to fight cancer pinned on their t-shirts. The atmosphere, as always, was emotional yet uplifting.

Thanks to those of you from classes who came along and wished us well, to those who gave us an encouraging cheer as we went by and to all the people that congratulated us on our wiggles!

I estimate our sponsorship at in the region of £400 – £500 but I’m just waiting for the final figures to come in.

I am so pleased we were able to use our hoops to raise more money for Cancer Research. Remember if anyone still wants to donate (even though it’s after the event Cancer Research still needs our support to help fund prevention, diagnosis, treatment and research into cancer) then our sponsorship page can be found at http://www.raceforlifesponsorme.org/happyhulamonkeys

Information on our total sponsorship will soon be available on the Happy Hula Monkey website.

Thanks again for your support.
Sal.xxx

Hoop Disco

The first hoop disco was a success! Lots of fun, lots of dancing, lots of hooping, lots of smiling and lots of neon! Good Times! More pictures on the Happy Hula Monkeys Facebook group

The first hoop disco was a success! Lots of fun, lots of dancing, lots of hooping, lots of smiling and lots of neon! Good Times! More pictures on the Happy Hula Monkeys Facebook group

Hoop Disco!

Hula-Disco in Portsmouth

You’ve been hooping along to the funky music in class and now you deserve a real treat! SOUTHSEA’S FIRST HOOP DISCO

When? Saturday 13th June 2009 7pm – 9pm

Where: The Priory School Upper Gym

How Much? £5.50 for adults and £2.50 for children

Places are limited so get your tickets online here:


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Sponsor the Happy Hula Monkeys as they support the Race For Life

A number of The Happy Hula Monkeys are now registered for the Race for Life on 19th July. I am really proud that we are going to be part of such a good cause. Cancer Research needs our support to help fund prevention, diagnosis, treatment and research into cancer. Our sponsorship page can be found at http://www.raceforlifesponsorme.org/happyhulamonkeys so send this onto your friends and get them to dig deep to sponsor you! Tell them what we’re doing and encourage them to support us on your way to hooping the 5km!

Or donate here: