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Frome slims for good

A GROUP of big-hearted slimmers from Frome are celebrating raising Ј333.00 for Positive Action on Cancer by losing 441 pounds in six weeks.

The members of the Cricket Club Evening Slimming World group in Frome were sponsored to lose weight by friends and family as part of the club’s Slim for Good campaign.

Nicky Harding, Dave Burns and Katrin Weeks all took part in the sponsored slim earlier this year to raise funds for a local cause. The Slimming World group voted for PAC to receive the funds raised because people in the group have had personal experiences with cancer themselves.

Debbie Hill, Slimming World group leader said, “I’m so proud of what the members in the group have achieved during those six weeks.

“Supporting a worthwhile cause like PAC has given everyone a special focus and real commitment to their weight loss goals. For many members being sponsored has been a great way to kick start their weight loss and for others it’s been a boost to help them stay on track.

“At Slimming World we pride ourselves on the care and support we give each other to lose weight – we’re known as the club with the big heart. So when members started talking about raising money for PAC and what we could all achieve together, there really was no stopping us.

“Six weeks doesn’t sound like a long time, but in that period I’ve seen so many changes; people losing weight, their confidence increasing and feeling happier and healthier than ever. And the really great thing is that as they’ve lost weight the Slimming World way, they’ve achieved all this without ever going hungry or feeling deprived.

“Taking part in Slim for Good has been a great opportunity to put something back into the local community, and make a real difference to people’s weight and health at the same time. We’re delighted to have been able to help PAC and we hope that our donations make a difference.

“We hope more people will come along to find out more about how they can change their lives too. The group runs every Tuesday at 5.15pm or 7.15pm at Frome Cricket Club. For more information readers can contact myself, Debbie Hills, on 01373 472327 or 07849 536189.”

Kelly Lewis, fundraising assistant at PAC said, “We were so pleased to be chosen as the good cause by the Slimming World group. Thank you and well done to Nicky, Dave and Katrin, they all did so well in losing weight and raising funds.”

PAC is currently the only organisation to offer free, professional counselling to any adults or children affected or bereaved by cancer and other life threatening illnesses in BANES, Somerset and West Wilts. If you would like further information about counselling, the work of the charity or fundraising please contact Karen Dufton, PAC’s office manager on 01373 455255 or email  info@positiveaction