Added on: 4th September, 2017 by Jo_35707
A group of slimmers from Waterbeach Slimming World Group, have raised £215 for Cancer Research UK by getting sponsored to increase their step count. The slimmer’s and they’re friends and family, joined together for a special evenings walk all in aid of the charity.
A group of slimmers from Waterbeach Cambridge, have raised £215 for Cancer Research UK by getting sponsored to increase their step count. The slimmer’s and they’re friends and family, joined together for a special evenings walk all in aid of the charity.
The group were taking part in the Walk All Over Cancer with Slimming World campaign where slimmers across the UK and Ireland were sponsored to hit a self-selected steps target by their friends and families. To honour their achievements and raise even more money for the charity, the group held their own celebration event at Waterbeach recreation ground walking and running together – an achievement many of the group members would never have dreamt possible before losing weight.
The champion slimmers attend the Waterbeach Slimming World group run by Slimming World Consultant Jo White. As well as raising vital funds for charity, the members aimed to raise awareness of the fact that keeping a healthy weight can reduce the risk of developing 13 types of cancer.
“We had lovely weather conditions for our walk” said Jo “ and in true Slimming World-style our members, their friends and families were out in force to support each other. They showed just what can be done when we come together – both in terms of achieving something amazing and raising money for a great cause too.
“I’m so proud of all of my members, who set themselves the challenge of walking more this August and absolutely smashed it! At Slimming World, we help our members find enjoyable ways of getting more active and encourage them to increase their activity levels step-by-step, until it becomes part of their daily routine. In our group we all support each other to live a healthier and more active lifestyle. It’s amazing to see just how much of a difference their weight loss has made.
“Getting active doesn’t have to be joining the gym or running marathons. It can be walking the kids to school, doing the gardening, hitting the dancefloor - anything that raises the heart rate a little counts under our Body Magic activity programme. All that activity really helped to boost step counts and enables members to reach their Walk All Over Cancer goal.
“I’m sure my members will inspire more people to get active and improve their health, while also raising awareness of the links between obesity and cancer. The money raised will go towards an amazing cause – one my members feel very passionate about – helping to support Cancer Research UK’s life-saving research into the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of all cancers.”
For more information about the Waterbeach Slimming World group contact Jo on 07790 660709 or pop along to the group which is held every Tuesday at 5.30pm or 7.30pm at Tillage Hall, Cambridge Road,