Ledbury's Fitness Centre off Lawnside Road is the focus for a 12-week sponsored slim on behalf of the British Heart Foundation.

Fundraisers will start to shed their pounds from Monday (October 1).

The LIFT gym course takes referrals from GPs and helps patients to enjoy an improved lifestyle. Several regulars have already signed up for the sponsored slim.

David Turner, of Masefield Close, who has multiple sclerosis, said: "Not only are we mortifying the flesh, we're reducing it as well!"

The sponsored slim can be joined by anyone, not just gym users. For further details call in at the Fitness Centre between 9.30am and 12.30pm on Monday (October 1).