Slimmers around Norfolk and Suffolk have been hailed as “fantastic role models” after raising more than £1,000 for a cancer charity as they ran their own Race for Life in Diss.
Around 50 Slimming World members from Diss, Roydon, Dickleburgh,Rickinghall, Harleston, Debenham and Eye, plus family set off from Mere Park last month, to raise awareness of how a healthy weight can improve health, including reducing cancer risks.
Held as part of a wider national Slimming World initiative, the event saw entrants cheered on by crowds of spectators as they completed a three-mile route around Diss and Roydon, all for the benefit of Cancer Research UK.
Jane Aldous, who runs the Diss Slimming World group, said: ““It was a fantastic event – the atmosphere was great!
“Everyone was so supportive of each other, just as they are whenever our groups gets together, and we saw young, old, male and female participants enter, with a range of abilities and fitness levels.
“I think the event showed people just how motivating a Slimming World group like ours can be.
“Many of my members wouldn’t have dreamed of even wearing trainers before they lost weight, and now look at them!”
Ms Aldous also thanked the Diss Morrisons supermarket for their support on the day.