A MOTHER-AND-DAUGHTER team are celebrating health and weight loss, along with raising money for charity, as they organise a group climb of Edinburgh’s Arthur’s Seat.

Denise and Adele King, from Tranent, are hoping to raise £1,000 to be split between local charities Lammermuir Community Transport and Tranent Garden of Reflection

The duo are taking on this challenge to inspire and celebrate weight loss after signing up to a weight loss group last year and succeeding in losing six stone each in 30 weeks.

Now ambassadors for the 1:1 Diet, the mother-daughter team run a clinic at Cockenzie House, Cockenzie, where they invite others to learn their story and start their own weight loss plan.

Denise, 48, said: “I dropped six stone, went from a size 24 to a size 14.

“I feel amazing, and I just wanted others to feel the same.

“Since I’ve always been big, I could never dream of climbing Arthur’s Seat, even though I always wanted to, and my daughter Adele was the same.

“We have set up the fundraising page and a few of our family, friends and slimmers have jumped on board.

“At the moment, there is about 10 of us, but there could be more!”

Both Denise and Adele work in healthcare – Denise is a nurse and Adele is a support worker – and they balance their jobs with the Cockenzie clinic.

Denise added: “My life is just easier now. I have more energy to do my work and to run around after my grandkids.

“The charities we are fundraising for are very close to my heart, they are so important for the community, and we are hoping to raise what we can for them.”

The group will be climbing Arthur’s Seat on August 31 at 10am.

To sponsor Denise and Adele, visit justgiving.com/crowdfunding/deniseandadeleking