There was plenty of sweat and tears on Thursday night as Carlton Queely took his last Zumba class in Titchmarsh. The class has been running in the Clubroom for exactly 5 years. During that time Carlton has earned a loyal following and many of his fans came out on Thursday for one last Zumba-way!
At the end of a very hot and sweaty session, Carlton surprised everyone by presenting Val Sorrell with a huge bouquet of flowers. Val was the person who - 5 years ago - asked Carlton if he would be interested in bringing his class to Titchmarsh. As Carlton said, "Without Val, none of this would have been possible" - at which point Val promptly burst into tears!
It wasn't all sad. After a quick change, everyone headed to the Wheatsheaf for one last team drink. It was here that Carlton mentioned he may yet return to the village in the New Year with a Salsa class. More on this later.
For now, suffice it to say, thank you Carlton, for bringing your energy and enthusiasm to Titchmarsh. We hope to see you again soon!