Hatfield slimmers team up to raise hundreds for Cancer Research UK
PUBLISHED: 10:29 27 September 2018 | UPDATED: 10:29 27 September 2018
A group of Hatfield slimmers, who have lost 853 stone between them, have raised hundreds for a charity that supports cancer sufferers.
The Slimming World campaign called ‘Walk All Over Cancer’ saw the Hatfield groups pull together to raise £500 for Cancer Research UK.
All month they have been sponsored to up their daily step count, and rounded off their fundraising with a celebratory group walk in Hatfield on September 1.
The event, opened by the Hatfield mayor Jack Nelson, aimed to raise awareness of the links between keeping a healthy weight and reducing the risk of cancer.
The walk started at the Lord William Cecil Memorial Hall, in French Horn Lane, and ended at St Peters Church, in Bishops Rise, after the group had walked at least 10,000 steps.
Consultants Amy Jefferies and Kirsty Forbes-Mason said: “We are so proud of all of our members who set themselves the challenge of walking more this August.
“I’m sure our members will inspire more people to get active and improve their health, while also helping raising awareness of the links between obesity and cancer. T
“The money raised will go towards an amazing cause – one our members feel very passionate about – helping to support Cancer Research UK’s life-saving research.”