weight loss project in Highbridge raises more than £3,000
£3,000 has been raised for local community projects by a
Highbridge fitness project which rewarded residents who lose weight
by giving them money.
total of 36 people have taken part in the unique three month 'Pound
4 Pound Community Project' initiative
which came to an end this week.
every pound of weight that participants lost between September
and December, £1 is going straight back into community projects.
event was held at Highbridge's Morland Hall on
Thursday (December 19th) to mark the project's conclusion.
and Highbridge Mayor Martin Cox thanked all those who had participated
and congratulated the organisers on the success of the project.
appreciate all the hard work that goes into these community events
and I am especially pleased to have managed to lose some myself!"
he told those present.
from Sedgemoor District Council and Homes in Sedgemoor also supported
the project by losing weight, and raised £981 by shifting
Organiser Richard Mathews from Sedgemoor Community Partnership
said that due to the success of the project he hopes it could
become an annual event.
The final amount raised will be over £3,000 which will be
used to provide community support and wellbeing courses in 2014.
This project was provided by Sedgemoor Community Partnership and
supported by 1610, ProActive and NHS Somerset.