Weight watchers walk for charity

PUBLISHED: 13:22 17 March 2014 | UPDATED: 13:22 17 March 2014

Marching on together

Marching on together


Bexleyheath and Dartford weight watchers have raised over £2,000 for charity in a sponsored walk.

110 weight conscious walkers marched between their respective meeting venues to raise money for the National Autistic Society and Diabetes UK.

Karen Elliott-Brown, a weight watchers leader who helped to organise the event said: “We wanted to do something with our members that attend our meetings at multi-meeting venues at Dartford and Bexelyheath Goals Soccer Centres to get them more active. So we decided to do a sponsored walk that our members from Dartford would walk to Bexelyheath and vice versa, a distance of five miles.”

Ms Elliot-Brown was impressed at the turn out and the fact that every member completed the distance. She said: “I am pleased to say everyone completed the walk, For us as Leaders it was great as we got to know more about our members. One very special member that took part is Ethna who attends the meeting at Dartford, she weighed 20 stone when she started her weight loss journey and has lost over 100lbs since. She walked the 5 miles with walking sticks and when she finished everyone was cheering. If these ladies can do this then anyone can if you put your mind to it.”

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