Slimmer’s from Albertslund Hall, Newton Mearns are putting their best feet forward for charity this August to celebrate losing over 44 stone so far this year.
As part of the Walk All Over Cancer with Slimming World campaign, the 33, who meet weekly at Albertlund Hall, are aiming to raise money for Cancer Research UK, as well as spread the message that keeping a healthy weight reduces the risk of cancer.
To do this they are each setting their own individual steps target and getting sponsored by friends, family and fellow members to achieve it.
Slimming World Consultant Martin Marshall is organising the fundraising challenge and says her inspirational members are filled with confidence and energy thanks to their weight losses.
He said: “I’m so proud of my members who have set themselves the challenge of walking more this August.
“With our Body Magic activity programme, members learn that getting active doesn’t have to be joining the gym or running marathons. It’s walking the kids to school, doing the gardening, hitting the dancefloor – anything that raises the heart rate a little all counts.
“And any activity which boosts daily steps will help our members reach their Walk All Over Cancer goal.
“It’s all about getting going gently and then building up until it becomes an enjoyable part of our daily routine.
“I’m sure my members will inspire more people in Newton Mearns to get active and improve their health, while also helping to raise awareness of the link between obesity and cancer.
“The money raised will go towards an amazing cause and one my members feel very passionate about. We’d love to support Cancer Research UK’s life-saving research into the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of all types of cancer.”
For more information about the Albertslund Hall Slimming World group or their Walk All Over Cancer event contact Martin on 07763176000 or pop along to the group which is held every Wednesday at 7.30pm at Albertslund Hall.
Or find out more on Facebook by searching Slimming World Albertlund Hall Newton Mearns.