Help lose the pounds for Sue Ryder’s Thorpe Hall Hospice

The hunt is on for the Largest Loser. EMN-141230-100752001
The hunt is on for the Largest Loser. EMN-141230-100752001
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The hunt is on for the Largest Loser in a new contest launched by Sue Ryder to help shed the pounds whilst raising money for a good cause.

As people from across the region resolve to lose weight and get fit for the New Year the hunt for the region’s Largest Loser has begun.

Sue Ryder’s, Thorpe Hall Hospice in Longthorpe, Peterborough is challenging people from across the region to take part in a 10 week fitness programme running from January to March.

Those taking part will be signed up as a member of a participating gym and will receive advice from a mentor and a bespoke ‘get fit’ programme.

Everyone who signs up to get in shape for 2015 will be challenged to seek sponsorship from family, friends, neighbours and colleagues, to raise money for the Thorpe Hall Capital Appeal, helping to fund the new in patients unit at the hospice.

Thorpe Hall’s corporate fundraiser Kate Bement said: “We’ve had lots of people in the past raise money for us with sponsored slims.

“Our Largest Loser contest is going one step further – bringing people together with a common weight loss aim and helping them to succeed.”

Both Bourne Leisure Centre and Westside Health and Fitness Club in Stamford will be backing the challenge, providing mentors, fitness programmes, and help and advice for up to six slimmers each.

Each ‘Loser’ will be asked to pay a £50 registration fee which will give them access to the gym and the gym’s experts.

In return the Thorpe Hall fundraising team asks that they raise a minimum of £200.

A final weigh in is scheduled for the end of March.

To find out more or to sign up to take part call Kate Bement on 01733 225943 or email