Co-host and contestant of new Saturday night ITV series ‘The Feelgood Factor’, Eamonn Holmes, will be raising funds for Diabetes UK over the coming eight weeks.
The ITV1 programme is designed to provide people with the perfect way to change their lifestyle, with help, advice and support on how to eat better and exercise more.
Pledge a pound
Aimed at those aged 18 years or over, it encourages people to raise money for charity as they lose weight by signing up to the ‘Pound for Pound’ pledge. For every pound they pledge to lose, their friends and family can each pledge a pound or more in cash for their chosen charity.
For every pound in weight Eamonn loses, a pound or more in cash will be shared between Diabetes UK and Northern Ireland Chest Heart and Stroke.
Invaluable awareness raising
“When I was asked to nominate a charity for ‘The Feelgood Factor’, Diabetes UK was an obvious choice”, said Eamonn.
"I have friends who have had Type 2 diabetes creep up on them because of weight problems. I hope by doing this, I will raise awareness of the connection between Type 2 diabetes and being overweight and, of course, I also hope the funds raised help with all the great work Diabetes UK does."
Diabetes UK Chief Executive Douglas Smallwood said: “We’re delighted that Eamonn has chosen to support Diabetes UK.
"His public profile and the funds he raises will be invaluable in helping us improve awareness of the benefits of healthy living and physical activity in people with, and at risk of, Type 2 diabetes.”
When to watch
'The Feelgood Factor' starts this Saturday, 31 January, at 5:50pm on ITV1.