The Big Swoove Draws Closer…

A former Guinness World Record holder in aerobic fitness is leading a challenge to raise £40,000 for 40 local charities across Sussex later this month.

Esther Featherstone, who achieved the Guinness World Record title back in 2012 for the longest non-stop aerobics class, is leading a group of fitness instructors in the challenge, supported by a huge number of willing participants who have registered to take part in the event. 

Swoove (Sing, Whoop, Move) instructors and enthusiasts from around the area will embark on a 40-hour Swoovathon at Scaynes Hill Millennium Centre, starting at 7pm on Friday 27thSeptember and finishing at 2pm on Sunday 29thSeptember 2019.

As the founder of Swoove, Esther, who turned 40 in April, wants to celebrate by hosting the 40-hour event, with the help of as many people as possible.  

She says: “Swoove Aid has already raised £64,000 for local charities up and down the country. Another amazing £40,000 would boost the awareness, profile and funds of a further 40 local, small charities, many of which don’t have huge fund-raising manpower and can slip under the radar.  

“So why not join us? Challenge yourself and Swoove for at least 3 hours across the marathon…  or any length of time – even in the middle of the night.” 

The entry charge to the event is £25, with participants allowed to Swoove for as long as they like.

To enter and download a sponsorship form, please go to www.swooveaid.comand register your interest. Or, to support the event, please donate on our crowdfunding page on

The event is sponsored by Flint & Co and Orchards Shopping Centre in Haywards Heath

40 hours, 40 charities, £40k target! Let’s make it happen!