With summer fast approaching and many keen to shed some pounds a slimming scheme to benefit Preston’s under threat Space Centre has been launched.
The six week initiative called ‘Space in your pants’ has been organised by a committee set up to keep the centre in Pedders Lane, Ashton, going.
Participants are asked, on a date to suit them, to have a weigh in, either at home in the office, or at the Preston Marina coffee shop on a Wednesday between 10am – 4pm.
Then the challenge is on for slimmers to eat a bit better and exercise a bit more for a six week period. At the end of the six week time frame there will be a weigh in.
Prizes for the biggest loser will be up for grabs for those who complete the six week challenge prior to the end of July.
And raising money for the centre is simple as slimmers are asked to donate for taking part, with the suggested donation being £5.
Those taking part are also encouraged to seek sponsorship for every pound they lose - or donate to the Space Centre for every pound they gain.
Sue Cameron from Preston Marina is part of the Save our Space campaign, she said: “People can either ring me and join in with the weigh ins at Preston Marina or just do it within their own group and let us know how they are getting on.
“We have been doing it for a week, we had our second weigh in on Wednesday and we have all lost weight.
“It is a fantastic thing to do to help the charity.
“We want to get more people to do it. It is very simple so hopefully we will get a few more groups of people doing it to help Space and they might lose weight as well.”
Hilary Holden, Space’s fundraising co-ordinator added: “I am thrilled at the idea, it’s something we haven’t done before. I am so grateful to the SOS committee. It is just wonderful.”
For info visit: www.saveourspacecentre.org.uk/