Violet Beattie, Moray Sports Centre Athletics Champion and long-term supporter, is leading the pack with her fundraising efforts. In her challenge, she aims to lose up to 100lbs over the next year.
Having been involved with Elgin Amateur Athletics Club for the last 15 years, she wants "to help get better facilities for the talented athletes of Moray" by donating the money raised to go towards an athletics track in Phase 2 of the Moray Sports Centre build.
She began her challenge on Monday 12th March 2018, which is the start of Nutrition and Hydration week, with an official weigh-in with nurse Hilary Ford at Linkwood Medical practice. Her starting weight is 260lbs.
Violet, suffers from M.E. so her journey will not always be easy. Moray Sports Centre will help her along the way by providing useful nutrition and exercise advice.
You can follow Violet's progress on her Facebook page. Click below to donate to the challenge and to raise funds for the athletics track.