Staff at a west Suffolk hauliers shed the pounds to help raise the pounds for a children’s hospice.
Led by managing director Jon Humphry, a group of five staff from Cross Country Carriers in Bury St Edmunds - which serves customers in Haverhill, decided to lose a few inches from their waistlines in 2012.
With Cross Country Carriers also adopting the East Anglian Children’s Hospice as it’s charity for 2012, it seemed a great idea to put the two together and raise pounds for EACH by losing a few pounds of their own.
Jon said: “Being overweight is a silent killer, there are so many people in the transport sector who have weight related health problems so I was really pleased to be able to show that it doesn’t have to be that way.
“The fact that we could also raise so much money for a special organisation like EACH through the effort of our staff is absolutely brilliant.”
The dedicated slimmers, Liz Hughes, Claire Jones, Jon Humphry, Wendy Easton and Sue Clarke, lost more than three stones between them, raising a total of £741.73 for EACH.
A cheque for the amount was presented by Jon to EACH fund-raiser Nikki Brown, when she visited the business.