SLIMMERS in Sidmouth hope shedding pounds will raise them for charity as they battle Britains bulging waistline. Members of the towns Slimming World group have been losing weight in a bid to raise cash for Sidmouth Living With Cancer after launching a Lets Beat Obesity Together campaign. The initiative aims to bring the whole community together to encourage and support each other in losing weight and making Sidmouth a happier and healthier place to live. Around 90 members waistlines may be getting smaller but theyve still got big hearts and have proven it with fundraising antics in aid of a worthy cause. Consultant Katrina Barker, who runs the towns weekly Wednesday Slimming World group at St Johns Hall in Blackmore Drive, said: To help turn our lost pounds into real money, we chose to boost the Sidmouth Living With Cancer Support Group. Its wonderful to be able to support this charity. We have members who are taking part in a slimathon and raising money each week through draws. A slimming recipe book produced by members is currently under formation and will be sold, with the money added to our donation. The Slimming World group launched a bid to beat obesity after a national survey revealed overweight people often suffer humiliation and embarrassment and have low confidence and low self esteem.