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.

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.”