Big losers are winners in Grafton
ON SATURDAY night, Walkers Marina Hotel was abuzz with excitement as the Grafton Rotary Club’s Biggest Loser competition came to a close.
Fifty-five people weighed in on Saturday and had lost a total of 307.4 kilograms. The top 20 losers collectively lost a total of more than 220 kilograms.
The overall winner was Helen Collins who lost 19.6 per cent of her total body weight, which equates to 18.9 kilograms. Helen started out weighing 96.6 kilograms and has now slimmed down to 77.7 kilograms. The overall runner-up was Christine Pfizer who lost 18.1 per cent of her body weight or 20.1kg.
Competition organiser Margaret McKenna said that both ladies were very excited, sporting their new healthier and slimmer image.
“Losing the weight shaved years off the appearance of both ladies,” she said.
The winning man was Mark Collins who lost 15.9 per cent of his body weight or 27.7 kilograms and was also very proud of his result.
Jock and Michelle McNamara collected the holiday and dining vouchers for the husband and wife prize after losing 24 kilograms.
The winning team, “Liberty Service Station”, lost 57.5 kilograms which was almost 13 per cent of their combined starting weight.
Rotary President Richard Nichols presented them with the Roches Hotel perpetual trophy and a cheque for $1000 for their chosen charity, Glenugie Rural Fire Service.
The second-placed team was the seven ladies from Grafton Aged Care Home.
They lost 43.3 kilograms or seven per cent and will be donating $1000 to the “Friends of the Nursing Home Auxiliary”.