Slimmers shed pounds to raise cash

Emma Chapman, front, with her Slimming World group

Emma Chapman, front, with her Slimming World group

First published in News

A Slimming World group leader says she has ‘immense pride’ in her group after a slimathon led to 25 stone weight loss and raised thousands for a life-saving machine.

Emma Chapman, 43, of Clayton Way, Maldon, leads the 6pm Slimming World group in Heybridge, with 100 members.

She said: “I am absolutely thrilled, their efforts were phenomenal.”

During their six week ‘Slim for Good’ slimathon, the group lost 25 stone and raised £2,820 for charity.

The group were shedding the pounds to raise money for a life-saving machine for Great Ormond Street Hospital.

The machine, an extracorporeal membrane oxygenation machine (ECMO), acts like an artificial lung to pump oxygen into the blood.

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