Slimmers lose pounds to raise pounds

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KIRK Hallam slimmers have raised cash by losing pounds during a 12-week challenge.

The town’s Slimming World Group raised £309 for British Heart Foundation as part of the organisations’ national Let’s Beat Obesity Together in the Community campaign

Maria Ogg, 34, of Dallimore Road, lost her mum to heart disease at the age of 51.

She said: “I really wanted to do something in her memory for a cause now very close to my heart. The Slimathon was a great opportunity to support the BHF in her honour, while losing weight and taking care of my own health at the same time.”