Slimming World Steps Up For Southern Area Hospice

Newcastle and Kilkeel Slimming World Group “Step It Up” for Southern Area Hospice

The winners of Southern Area Hospice’s inaugural ‘Step It Up’ corporate challenge have finally been revealed with Lindsay Bonners Slimming World groups of Kilkeel and Newcastle scooping the top prize for raising the most money in the medium organisation category.

The Slimming World groups raised an outstanding £3,830 for Southern Area Hospice as a result of taking 10,000 steps every day in May.

Lindsay Bonner of Slimming World said: “When I was initially asked if the steps challenge would be something I would be interested in, I knew that it was something that I really needed at the time.

“With little time to dedicate to exercise, and no major motivation, when I was asked to do it for someone else, I jumped at the chance!

Seán Boyle, Partnership Development Officer from Southern Area Hospice presenting Lindsay Bonner from Slimming World with the Step It Up trophy in the medium organisation category.

“I knew that I have an amazing bunch of members who are the most supportive people, and they were all over it too! 

“So many people have had loved ones in need of the services of the Hospice, and the work that they do is completely and utterly invaluable.

“To know the Southern Area Hospice needs to raise a huge amount each year, our little bit of a contribution isn’t even a drop in the ocean.

“However, we all know that when we come together everything is possible.

“We are over the moon to win the challenge for the medium organisation, and the trophy will be proudly displayed in all of my Slimming World groups in Kilkeel and Newcastle”.

In total, 23 organisations across the Southern Health Board Region took part in the challenge across small, medium and large business categories.

Sean Boyle, Partnership Development Officer at Southern Area Hospice, said: “We are delighted to announce that local organisations have raised £24,687 as a result of the Step It Up Challenge.

“With an annual fundraising target of £3.6 million, without the support of local organisations, we simply would be unable to provide our much-needed services. It is so greatly appreciated.”