The ICT Community Trust has benefited from a keep fit challenge run by those who previously attended the Football Fans in Training (FFIT) classes run by the Community Development Team coaches and who still play football together on a Monday evening.

11 former FFIT participants lost a combined 66lbs and walked over 4.5 million steps (equivalent of walking from Inverness to Istanbul) over an 8 week period late last year.

FFIT is a 13-week programme that can help attendees improve both physical health and mental wellbeing and the participants, through the camaraderie and peer-support they receive, develop an accountability for their own healthy eating and physical activity.

The accountability does not stop after 13 weeks and this keep fit challenge is just the beginning of a series of events planned to motivate the ex FFIT participants to build on the learnings from the programme.

Winner of the step count and weight loss challenge was Drew Wheeler, who was joined in the boardroom last Saturday by challenge organiser Neil Young.

They presented Trust Joint Chair, Dr Ian Smith, and Community Development Manager Craig Masterton, with a cheque for £110, the proceeds from the charity challenge.