Slimmers gain pounds during race
SLIMMERS from Frome have raced or walked to raise £500 for Cancer Research UK.
The 15 women, men and children, who are all members of the Frome Evening Slimming World group, were taking part in their own Race at Your Place event to raise money for Slimming World's fundraising arm Slimmers Making It a Little Easier for Someone, which is supporting Cancer Research UK for 2013.
Slimming World and Cancer Research UK have teamed up to help people live healthier lives and raise awareness of the links between being overweight and developing cancer.
The Frome Tuesday Evening group's race was part of a national event running in all Slimming World groups across the UK.
Between July 22 and August 10 Slimming World challenged its groups to hold their own Race at Your Place. The group's 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 or run the distance.
The Frome Tuesday Evening Slimming World group opted to cover both options some members ran 5k and others walked 2.5k.
Debbie Hills, who runs the group every week at Frome Cricket Club, said: "My members jumped at the chance to try something new and raise money for the charity.
"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."