SWEET-TOOTHED health centre staff are giving up treats to raise money to help disadvantaged children.

GP Jennifer Dooley and her team at Port Glasgow Medical Centre have decided to give up sweets and chocolate for the whole of September.

As well supporting Cash for Kids they want to send out a healthy eating message to patients.

Dr Dooley said: "There are two aspects to it.

"We are all trying to eat more healthily and we feel we should really be setting an example.

"We do have an agenda to be encouraging people in Inverclyde to eat more healthily.

"Some of us are getting bigger."

"Secondly, it's to raise money for Cash For Kids which is a charity close to all our hearts."

Dr Dooley says as well as leading to piling on the pounds, having too much sugar in our diet can lead to more serious health issues.

She said: "Eating too much sugar is associated with obesity which is linked to heart disease, type 2 diabetes and strokes, which are a big issue in this country."

Everyone at the practice has sponsor sheets and they are asking family and friends to support them.

Practice manager Morag Christie, who wasn't available for the picture, came up with the idea.

The entire staff team are taking part and they hope to raise £500.

Anyone who wants to contribute to the fundraiser can sponsor the team online at www.cashforkidsgive.co.uk/campaign/clyde-cash-for-kids-faces-2019/fundraisers/port-glasgow-medical-centre/57404/

Pictured from left are Rhona Cameron GP, receptionists Jennifer Watson and Letitia Smith and Jennifer Dooley GP