CARING charity supporters shimmied their way into shape.

People of all ages found out the health benefits of belly dancing at the weekend.

Teacher Ann Wear, who runs classes in Huddersfield, held the workshop at Kirkwood Hospice. It was staged as part of a number of themed coffee mornings being held at the Dalton site.

The events, being run every month, aim to raise awareness of the hospice’s Capital Appeal.

The charity needs to raise £3m to pay for its new extension and complete refurbishment.

Garry Wilkinson, the hospice’s director of fundraising, said that the project is on schedule.

The building is set to be completed in April next year, with patients being welcomed back from June.

Mr Wilkinson said: “We have now broken the £1m barrier and a lot of the money raised has been our supporters doing events like this. People have really supported us and we plan to invite them to come down when the building is finished.

“It will be an amazing building when it’s finished and is going to make a massive difference for patients.”

The next coffee morning takes place on Saturday, December 15, and will have a Christmas theme with gifts available to buy.