Even though the ‘Biggest Loser’ competition is over, the cash continues to roll in for the deserving charity nominated by the winner.
The competition has now reached £3,365 for the cancer charity, Myeloma UK, which is up by more than £700 since the final weigh-in. The charity, which was nominated by the winner, Operations Director, Alan Whiteside, has a connection with the airport through close friend and recently retired colleague, Ivan Warwick.
Alan, who crossed the finishing line with a top weight-to-body-mass ratio of 10.90% and shed 9.6 kilos, paid tribute to the “totally magnificent effort” of all competitors to raise the final sum.
The marathon, 16-week event was hotly contested. The top five achieved a total weight loss of 105 lbs which will ease the pressure on escalators and lifts in the Terminal.
Alan said: “Needless to say, I’m delighted with the improved cash boost of over £700. The entire team pulled its weight, pun intended, and I know that Ivan and the charity will deeply appreciate the combined effort.
“This is a charity that makes a huge difference to people. The event was a great success and apart from the obvious health benefits, I know all of us who shed some weight and were well behaved got a lot out it.”