LOCAL Slimming World consultants from Alexandria, Dumbarton and Helensburgh and their members have raised a whopping £1,598 for Cancer Research UK.

The group of slimmers and their consultants took part in the “Walk All Over Cancer with Slimming World” campaign where they were sponsored to hit a self-selected steps target.

Team developer, Phyllis McIndewar, said: “Our members set themselves the challenge of walking more and absolutely smashed it!

“At Slimming World, we help our members find enjoyable ways of getting more active and encourage them to increase their activity levels step-by-step, until it becomes part of their daily routine.

“This year Team Dunbartonshire consultants have helped their members lose nearly 7,000 stones.

“Maintaining a healthy weight helps reduce the risk of developing some types of cancer. “The money raised will go towards this amazing cause – helping to support Cancer Research UK’s life-saving research into the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of all cancers.”