North Coast slimmers have raised over £800 for a leading cancer charity after holding their own ‘Slimming World does Race for Life’ event at the East Strand/White Rocks on July 31st.
The participants are all members of the local Slimming World groups and held their own 5km event to raise money for Cancer Research UK.
The group were cheered on at the event by friends, family and other people from the local community, some of whom also took part themselves.
The group’s event was part of a wider national series held by all Slimming World groups between July 19th and August 8th. The event was not competitive and those taking part could choose the distance they’d like to cover.
As well as raising money for Cancer Research UK, the aim of Slimming World does Race for Life was to raise awareness of how keeping a healthy weight and being active can help improve health and reduce the risk of certain cancers.
The Slimming World consultants who run groups all over the local area every week say the members thoroughly enjoyed holding their own Slimming World does Race for Life event. It was a fantastic event and the atmosphere was buzzing. “We saw participants young and old enter, with a broad range of different abilities and fitness levels!” said a spokesperson.
“We’re so pleased with how much we raised for Cancer Research UK and I think the event showed people just how motivating being part of a group like ours can be.
“Money raised will go towards helping Cancer Research UK to fund pioneering, life-saving research into the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer.”
For more information about your local Slimming World groups contact us on 0844 897 8000 or at www.slimmingworld.com or simply come along to one of the groups details of which you can find on the website.