AN inspirational weight watcher is encouraging others to donate excess chocolates and snacks to a military charity.

Beki Bulmer, from Catterick, aims to donate Christmas left-overs to The Beacon, a charity for homeless ex-servicemen and women on the Garrison.

The mother-of-four, who runs six Weight Watchers meetings, kick-started her plight in 1992 and again in 2007, when she was 13 stone and wanted to run the Great North Run.

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This is the second year she has headed this campaign for the charity, as her husband has served in the Army for over 30 years.

She said: “My members are keen to get back on track with their weight loss journey after Christmas and being able to give excess snacks to a charity is a great pleasure.”