Fat fighters make donation to food bank to celebrate weight loss success

Bedford and Kempston Weight Watchers donates to Bedford's Food Bank.

Bedford and Kempston Weight Watchers donates to Bedford's Food Bank.

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To celebrate shedding the pounds Weight Watchers members gave a donation to Bedford’s Food Bank, which represented the weight they have so far lost.

A total of 135 tins were handed over to the good cause, which helps those facing financial crisis by putting food on the table.

Members of Bedford and Kempston Weight Watchers have so far lost nearly one ton in weight between them since the start of the year.

Leader Clare Martin, who helps people to live healthier lives after losing 12 stone herself 12 years ago, said: “One tin of beans weighs 1lb. So seven tins is equivalent to half a stone.

“If you carried a shopping basket round the supermarket with seven tins in, it will soon start to feel heavy.

“I am honoured to see the generous donations received from the members I support during their weight loss journeys.

“When I tried to carry 135 tins, I couldn’t life it. I cannot imagine weighing what I did before.

To find out more about Weight Watchers contact Clare on 07768 481499.

She said: “My friendly meetings really are a great for anyone starting out in their journey to be successful in their weight loss goals, to be healthier and happier”.

Meetings are held on:

Monday - St Augustines Scout Hut, Limbury at 6.30pm.

Tuesday - St Thomas Meeting House, Houghton Regis at 10.00am and 6pm.

Wednesday - Salvation Army Centre, Dunstable at 10.00am, 5.30pm and 7pm.

Thursday - Bushmead Community Centre at 6.45pm.

Saturday - Conservative Club, Sandy at 9.30am.

Sunday - Inspire Luton Leisure Centre at 10.30am.