Rais­ing pounds while los­ing the pounds

Group col­lects £605 for char­ity

Rutherglen Reformer - - Health Matters - Kenny Smith

Slim­mers from Ruther­glen and Cam­bus­lang have raised hun­dreds of pounds for a great cause.

They re­cently held their own Race for Life event to raise money for Can­cer Re­search UK, and col­lected a fan­tas­tic £605.

Mem­bers of the Slim­ming World groups at the Sun Inn in Half­way, Burn­side and Cam­bus­lang de­scended on Cam­bus­lang Park, while their coun­ter­parts from the Beech­wood, King’s Park and Ruther­glen groups held their own race in Over­toun Park.

The groups were tak­ing part in the weight­loss or­gan­i­sa­tion’s an­nual char­ity fundraiser, which this year backed Can­cer Re­search.

Mem­bers walked dis­tances which they set for them­selves, to raise money for the tremen­dous cause.

Mari Guthrie, the leader of the Sun Inn and Burn­side clubs, said: “Fol­low­ing on from our fab­u­lous Race for Life , our Burn­side, Cam­bus­lang and Half­way groups made a fan­tas­tic do­na­tion of £605 to Can­cer Re­search.

“Now an an­nual event, our 30 slim­mers, all wear­ing pink, in­clud­ing men, turned up at Cam­bus­lang Public Park to raise aware­ness for the char­ity.

“The day started with some body magic a fun filled warm up ses­sion with some Zumba moves fol­lowed by as many cir­cuits of the park as they could man­age!

“I was pleased to see the num­bers and do­na­tion had grown from last year, and we hope to build on this suc­cess for next year.

“Ev­ery­one had such a great time and it shows the friend­ship and sup­port between mem­bers and groups. Groups run in the Burn­side Ho­tel on Wed­nes­day evenings, Sun Inn on Tues­days and on Mon­days in the Bap­tist Church, Cam­bus­lang.”

Suc­cess Slim­mers in Ruther­glen and Cam­bus­lang raised £605 for Can­cer Re­search from their Race for Life

Fun times Slim­ming World mem­bers who took part in Over­toun Park

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