MEMBERS of the public from school children to care home residents made 667,615 moves in Chard to raise awareness of obesity.

The event saw 19 1610 sports centres across the South West participating in the global campaign.

A total of 6,161,432 moves were made across the 18 countries taking part.

Paul Stimpson,1610 marketing executive, said: We were delighted with the response and we would like to thank all those who took part in the challenge to help us to improve on previous campaigns and achieve our six million moves.

“We can see that the campaign led to an increase in turn out at our centres and that it encouraged lasting fitness benefits for those who took part.”