A young East Kilbride man decided to use his efforts to lose weight to raise funds for a worthy cause.
Ross Hunter entered a competition to shed the pounds and got friends, colleagues and family members to sponsor him.
Over the course of a year, Ross lost two-and-a-half-stone.
This not only won him the competition, it also raised more than £1000 for his chosen charity in the process.
As his dad, Brian, is chairman of East Kilbride Visually Impaired Group and, knowing what a terrific and much-needed organisation it is, Ross decided he would give the money to that group.
And recently he gave his dad Brian the task of handing his cheque over to the group’s treasurer, Jim Morrison.
Dave Will, the group’s new secretary, told the News the money raised by Ross was very welcome.
He added: “It is a valuable contribution and another life-saver for our group which is the only one of its kind in EK.”
Dave also expressed thanks to the News, adding: “Your recent article helped to get more volunteers to assist this support group in providing a warm and friendly environment for its members.”
The Visually impaired group meet every Thursday afternoon in the Calderwood Community Centre in Blackbraes Road.
For further information about this support group for the blind and the visually impaired, please contact Margaret on 01355 223841.
Alternatively young can or e-mail Dave at firstname.lastname@example.org.