Slimmers Loose Weight and Gain Pounds

February 10, 2012 10:12 am

Sale Slimming world

Slimmers from Sale Slimming World are hoping to pile on the pounds for charity by doing the Manchester Walk for charity.

In a great initiative that will both help them lose weigh and add pounds to their charity sheets, many of the Slimming World group are joining the Manchester Midnight Walk on Saturday, June 16, all money raised is to go to St Ann’s Hospice.

Sale Slimming World meet weekly on a Thursday at Sale High School, the group support each others weight loss and when one of the members lost their foster daughter the group decided to take on a challenge to raise money for the hospice that cared for her.

By doing a sponsored walk to raise money, the local group are helping themselves to help others as the training and exercise will help them meet their monetary targets for the charity and their own personal weight loss goals.

Andrea Sobanski, a local supermarket worker, talks about the challenges facing the group.

“There’s a lot of interest from members about taking part in the Manchester Midnight Walk. The activity will help them work towards their goals and at the same time help such a deserving charity,” said Andrea.

And Andrea knows all about meeting her goals as she managed to lose over eight and half stones, from 22 stones, from the Slimming World group.

St Ann’s Hospice is the one of the largest adult hospices in the country, based in Greater Manchester the hospice cares for people with life-limiting illnesses free of charge. The hospice does get some funding from the Government but this only covers about a third of its costs and therefore needs about £16,000 a day in donations to keep caring for its patients.

The Manchester Midnight Walk starts at Manchester Central at 11.30 pm and routes around famous landmarks such as Granada Studios, Manchester Cathedral, Castlefield and Manchester University. The walk is open to all ages and costs £15 for adults and £8 for walkers aged 11 to 17. It is expected that over 3,000 people will contribute in the 10 kilometre Manchester Midnight Walk next month.

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