Hospital staff held a healthy bake sale and helped raise £417 in aid of Cancer Research UK.

A team of doctors and nurses at the BMI Syon Clinic in Brentford organised the charity sale as part of the Big Health Pledge, a national campaign fighting against the 'five big killers' - heart disease, stroke, cancer, lung disease and liver disease -

The cake sale was one of a series of events organised to drum up the funds.

Gayle Burn, director of clinical services at BMI Syon Clinic Hospital said: “It was great to see so many people taking part.

"We just wanted to show that looking after your health can be fun.

"The Big Health Pledge will hopefully get people thinking about how they could eat healthier, be more active, quit smoking, drink less alcohol and be more health aware – all steps to a healthier, happier life.”

The campaign calls on people to make small changes which make a big different to their well-being after statistics the five killers each account for 150,000 deaths in England, of which an estimated 30,000 are avoidable, according to the Department of Health.

The local clinic offers Hounslow residents help and advice on steps towards a healthier lifestyle.

People are urged to complete a health survey online at: