A healthy life after beating disease

This Is Wiltshire: Ursula Dolman, Jan Stonestreet, Pat Helm and Lesli Day Ursula Dolman, Jan Stonestreet, Pat Helm and Lesli Day

Four members of Curves, the no-men-no-mirrors gym in Devizes, turned out this week to launch a month of fundraising for Breast Cancer Care during October.

Lesli Day, Ursula Dolman, Pat Helm and Jan Stonestreet have all survived breast cancer and are enthusiastic gym members, proving that there is fun and fitness to be had after having the disease.

During October, Curves will waive the joining fee for new members in return for a donation to Breast Cancer Care.

Members are also being urged to cast off their bras and donate them to the Bra Bank to raise money for the charity. Statistics show 80 per cent of women wear the wrong size of bra, so lingerie specialists Mystique will be running a day-long advice and bra fitting service at the gym on October 15.

The month ends with the Bake a Boob Cake competition, where people are invited to get creative in the kitchen and create baked items with a design based on bosoms.

TV chef Peter Vaughan and Jane Stayt will judge the competition on October 30 before the entries are sold in aid of Breast Cancer Care.

Curves co-owner Rosalind Ambler said: “I do hope seeing these healthy, happy members will give hope to anyone who has just been diagnosed with breast cancer, or is undergoing gruelling treatment.

“They really are living proof that there is life after cancer and, in their cases, I am prepared to bet they are now fitter than they were before becoming ill, thanks to Curves.”

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