A group of big-hearted slimmers from Forfar have done their bit for the local community and their own health by taking part in a sponsored slim to raise money for the Mountains Animal Sanctuary.
Members of the Forfar Slimming World group, which is held every week at St Johns Church Hall, Green Street, took part in a national Slim for Good campaign running across all 11,000 Slimming World groups in the UK and Ireland.
The aim of the six-week drive is to help people to lose weight and improve their health while raising money for a good cause in their local area.
The Forfar group chose the Mountains Animal Sanctuary and lost over 20 stone over six weeks, raising £317 for the charity.
Carmen Glasby who runs the group said the campaign gave members an added incentive to achieve their weight-loss dreams.
She said: “New Year’s resolutions can often become a bit of a distant memory by late February and the motivation you might have had at the start of January can begin to dip. If anyone was feeling that way, the sponsored slim gave them the lift they needed. When it’s for a cause like Mountains Animal Sanctuary, it’s even more of a push.
“We know making healthy lifestyle changes to the way you eat and your activity levels makes a big difference to you, including improving your health and confidence, but it also impacts on your family and friends too as they enjoy the ‘new you’ and often get encouraged to become healthier themselves. Now, thanks to Slim for Good, members also benefited their wider local community by raising funds for Mountains Animal Sanctuary. Their weight-loss literally became Mountains Animal Sanctuary’s gain! Knowing every pound you lose will go towards helping a good cause was a great incentive.”
For information call Carmen on 01674 677788 or 07873951733.