Search is on for Leeds’s Largest Loser in New Year charity get fit challenge

Jason Pearce and Elaine Winterbourne took part in last year's Leeds's Largest Loser challenge for Sue Ryder Wheatfields Hospice.
Jason Pearce and Elaine Winterbourne took part in last year's Leeds's Largest Loser challenge for Sue Ryder Wheatfields Hospice.
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Tackling those festive pounds and raising vital funds for charity are going hand in hand this New Year.

A fat-fighting fundraising challenge to find Leeds’s Largest Loser is hoped to help burn those winter calories while raising money for Sue Ryder Wheatfields Hospice, in Headingley, from January 26.

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The get fit challenge, which includes free 10-week memberships at a number of Leeds gyms, is open to all who are willing to raise £200 and pay a £50 entry fee to take part.

Mark Winterbourne lost more than 5st during last year’s challenge, raising hundreds for Wheatfields which cared for his wife Elaine’s younger sister, who had lung cancer, in 2012.

Mark said: “The hospice has had such a great impact on our lives that we try and get involved however we can.”

Tackling the post-Christmas pounds has also been urged by Wharfe Valley Slimming World manager Joanna Lear, who recently met TV’s Peter Andre.

Visit www.sueryder.org or www.slimmingworld.com.

The Yorkshire Evening Post is backing readers to get fighting fit during the Leeds’s Largest Loser challenge.

We want to follow your fundraising fitness journeys through sites such as Twitter and Facebook and email at yep.newsdesk@ypn.co.uk. Why not buy into the ‘new year, new me’ philosophy while backing a hospice that cares for those with life-limiting illnesses?

To tell us about your progress or to post get fit selfies see @LeedsNews on Twitter or www.facebook.com/yep.newspaper.

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