A GREENOCK yoga instructor is being flexible in her approach to her festive fundraising this December.

Denise Trayling, who owns Studio 10 Pilates & Yoga on Robertson Street, is having a virtual fundraiser for Inverclyde Foodbank tomorrow.

Saturday's session will be free for everyone who wants to sign on, with just a donation of any size to the charity required for people to take part.

The kind-hearted 47-year-old has had a year of uncertainty due to Covid-19 restrictions and her studio has remained closed since October 9.

However, despite these setbacks, she is still bending over backwards to raise vital funds for local families.

Denise said: "It's been a strange year for us, but I still wanted to make sure that we can do something to help Inverclyde Foodbank.

"We've already raised over £700, the members who come to the classes are so generous.

"It'll be nice to have a bit of fun and I know that everyone will be getting into the Christmas spirit by dressing up in their festive gear.

"There will be a raffle and also prizes for the best costumes too."

Throughout lockdown, Denise ensured the social benefits of Studio 10 were maintained by holding scavenger hunts and online daily classes to keep people in touch.

This will be her second big charity fundraising event of the year, after she previously raised funds for Ardgowan Hospice's 'Go Yellow' event back in May.

Looking forward to participating tomorrow is Christine Crear, who has been a member at Studio 10 Pilates & Yoga for three years.

She said: "I really enjoy Denise's classes and it's been great that she has been doing them online during lockdown. I've actually made it more classes now that they are via Zoom!

"The fundraiser will be great fun and I would encourage anyone who reads this to get involved.

"It is a fun way of keeping fit and making new friends."

The festive fundraiser kicks off at 10.30am tomorrow. To get involved message Studio 10 Pilates & Yoga on Facebook.