A FITNESS group used their 25th anniversary event in Bolton to remember an inspirational mum who bravely fought cancer.

Daniella Chesney fought cancer for eight years, all the while raising funds for The Christie — a charity close to her heart.

The wife and mum was a long-standing member of Nuffield Health Bolton, which hosts the town's Body Attack cardio class. The sports-inspired workout is one of several classes provided to clubs world-wide by New Zealand company Les Mills International.

The Bolton club marked the company's 25th anniversary with a midnight workout at

Canon Slade School in Bradshaw, where Ms Chesney's children Bella and Chester are pupils.

Lisa Latona, group exercise manager for the Bolton club, said: "Daniella was known by everyone.

"During her treatment Daniella, continued to be an inspiration to so many. She especially loved the classes which is why we chose to dedicate the special launch of Body Attack to her.

"We are celebrating 25 years of the Body Attack programme which is truly amazing."

A total of 120 participants were put through their paces in an evening of cardio at the Body Attack 100 Midnight Launch. Among them were Ms Chesney's children, friends and family.

Canon Slade School's head of PE, Rachel Costello, helped organise the retro-themed event, which took place at midnight on Saturday, April 14.

The workout was led by Ms Latona along with Les Mills' North West regional co-ordinator Claire Place, and instructors Rick Browne and Jason Hodgson.

To date, the evening has raised £1,046.36 with donations still coming in.