Slimmers from Highams Park are putting their best feet forward for charity this summer to celebrate losing more than 225 stone since January.

As part of the Walk All Over Cancer with Slimming World campaign, the 200 members, who meet weekly at three local group, are aiming to raise cash for Cancer Research UK, as well as spread the message that maintaining a healthy weight can help reduce the risk of cancer.

To do this they are each setting their own individual step target and enlisting friends, family and fellow members to sponsor them.

Slimming World Consultants Natalie Hogg said the slimmers are raring to go, thanks to their recent weight loss.

She said: "I’m so proud of my members who have set themselves the challenge of walking more this August.

"With our ‘body magic’ activity programme, members learn that getting active doesn’t have to be joining the gym or running marathons.

“It’s walking the kids to school, doing the gardening, hitting the dancefloor - anything that raises the heart rate a little all counts.

“And any activity which boosts daily steps will help our members reach their Walk All Over Cancer goal.”

Ms Hogg is calling on the community to get behind the inspirational lot and donate to the charity’s life-saving research in to the prevention, diagnosis and treatments of cancers.

She added: "I’m sure my members will inspire more people in Highams Park to get active and improve their health, while also helping to raise awareness of the link between obesity and cancer.

“The money raised will go towards an amazing cause and one my members feel very passionate about.”

The members aim to walk a combined total of 10,000 steps at the event on Saturday, August 25.

It will take place at Highams Park Lake and Field at 10am.

To find out how to get involved, call Natalie on 07984554148 or email