Fundraising slimmers pull on their running shoes

Slimmers at the Race at York Place event.
Slimmers at the Race at York Place event.

A group of slimmers laced up their running shoes for charity.

The 35 women and men, who have lost over 139 stones between them, are all Slimming World members from Pocklington, Market Weighton and Holme-on-Spalding Moor.

They were taking part in their own ‘Race at Your Place’ event at The Market Weighton School and raised about £740 for Slimmers Making It a Little Easier for Someone (SMILES), which is supporting Cancer Research UK for 2013.

The fundraiser was part of a national event running in all Slimming World groups across the UK.

Between 22 July and 10 August, Slimming World challenged its groups to hold their own Race at Your Place.

The group members could choose the distance they wanted to cover and everyone could get involved. Members could get sponsored to do as much or a little as they liked and could walk, run or even hop the distance.

Maria Taylor, a local consultant for Slimming World, said: “Our Race at Your Place event was a great reason for all of us to get active and to do as much or as little as we could, it was all in a good cause.”