Firefighter turned beauty queen hosts Glowathon

Kirsty Hornby
Kirsty Hornby

A St Helens firefighter and beauty queen is hosting a colourful rave-style fitness event to raise money for a road safety charity.

Kirsty Hornby, 29, who is based at Huyton Community Fire Station, has joined forces with Ellen Murray, director of Heatone Fitness in St Helens, to run a ‘Glowathon’ on Thursday, July 21 in aid of Brake.

Kirsty out of uniform

Kirsty out of uniform

Glow Fit is a dance fitness programme combining Zumba-style moves, glow sticks, bright lights and 90s dance anthems.

Fitness fan Kirsty, who hails from Prescot, is running the event to raise money for victims of road traffic collisions, and the families and friends of those killed or injured.

A qualified personal trainer who was recently named runner up in the Miss British Isles national modelling competition as ‘Miss Prescot Elegance’,

Kirsty said: “I have attended many road traffic collisions as part of my job and I have seen first-hand how these incidents affect victims and their families.

“I wanted to do more to help them beyond our roadside response so I became a voluntary ‘Friend of Brake’ to raise funds for the charity and educate people about road safety.

“The Glowathon event will be lots of fun and feel more like a night out than a fitness challenge, and we are encouraging anyone over the age of 18 to come along and take part.

“It will involve lots of colourful clothes and lighting, glow sticks, old-school music and lots of laughter. If anyone can’t manage the Glow Fit routines there will be plenty of seated booths around the dance floor so they can still come along and enjoy the event.

“There will also be a raffle which local businesses have generously donated to, with great prizes including shopping vouchers worth £100 and a gym membership.

Kirsty at another recent Glowathon event

Kirsty at another recent Glowathon event

“All proceeds will go to Brake, which aims to stop the needless deaths and injuries that occur on roads every day and make communities safer. They also support bereaved families and those injured in collisions so every penny really will make a difference.”

The Glowathon takes place on Thursday, July 21 at The Venue on Westfield Street in St Helens from 7pm to 9pm. Tickets cost £10 per person which includes free entry in to the raffle.

For more information about the event visit the Glowathon 4 Brake Facebook page. For more information about Brake visit www.brake.org.uk