A SALISBURY slimming club had a novel approach to shifting the Christmas pounds this month.

Harnham Slimming World leader Sharon Morris asked members to bring in any leftover unopened packets of festive temptations to donate to the Trussell Trust.

The local charity collects food donations and provides emergency food packages to families in crisis or on low income, that wouldn’t be able to eat without the foodbank.

The Harnham slimmers collected a massive 70lbs, or five stone, of food and the group also lost the most weight they have ever lost that week, more than 100lbs between them.