Mother loses a third of her body weight in fundraiser

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A MOTHER is urg­ing any­one strug­gling with their weight to take part in a char­ity’s Big­gest Loser chal­lenge after shed­ding five-and-a-half stone since tak­ing part in the com­pe­ti­tion her­self last year.

Kelly Per­ry­man, 40, from Che­sham, said sign­ing up for The Hospice of St Fran­cis’s Big­gest Loser is ‘the most amaz­ing, life-chang­ing decision’ she has ever made.

Speak­ing as the hospice launches its search to find 20 par­tic­i­pants to take part in its 2015 fundrais­ing chal­lenge, which starts after Christ­mas, the mother-of-two said: “I can’t rec­om­mend it highly enough.

“It’s not just a diet, it’s a life­style change and as a re­sult, I’ve lost a third of my body weight – I’m the light­est I’ve ever been in my adult life.”

Now in its fourth year, the com­pe­ti­tion has seen more than 60 par­tic­i­pants from across Bucks and Herts take up the 12-week chal­lenge to lose pounds, whilst rais­ing them at the same time for the hospice.

Mrs Per­ry­man, who was the chal­lenge’s top fundraiser last year rais­ing £3,058, lost two-and-a-half stone dur­ing the chal­lenge but has now gone on to lose five-and-a-half-stone.

She added: “I couldn’t have com­pleted the chal­lenge with­out the support of Har­riet at the hospice, all the amaz­ing staff at Sportspace and all the in­spi­ra­tional group of fel­low ‘losers’ I did the chal­lenge with.”

Ev­ery­one who par­tic­i­pates in the chal­lenge re­ceives 12 weeks Sportspace mem­ber­ship, plus a per­sonal train­ing and a nu­tri­tional plan.

To en­ter or for more in­for­ma­tion call Har­riet Karia on 01442 869 555, email fundrais­ing@stfran­cis.org.uk or visit www. stfran­cis.org.uk/biggest­loser.

Con­trib­uted

Kelly Per­ry­man, 40, from Che­sham, has lost five-and-a-half stone since tak­ing part in the Hospice of St Fran­cis’ Big­gest Loser chal­lenge last year

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