Slimmers have teamed up to spring clean their wardrobes and donate their clothes to Cancer Research UK, in support of ‘The Big Slimming World Clothes Throw’.
Members of Louth Slimming World collected all their unwanted clothes, shoes and accessories to donate to their local Cancer Research UK shop to support the campaign earlier this month.
Each bag collected could raise around £25, and since members have pledged over 70 bags they have potentially raised around £1750.
In last year’s campaign, slimmers donated £888,586 worth of stock across the UK.
Louth Slimming World consultant Jane Rylands-Bolton said: “My members have really embraced this fabulous fundraising campaign and they have been more than happy to donate their ‘big’ clothes because they know that they’re never going to need them again!
“One in three of us are affected by cancer, and being overweight increases the risk of developing the disease, so we’re determined to do anything we can do to help fight cancer and help people lead healthier lives.”
Demet Kieron, who runs the Cancer Research UK shop in Louth, said: “We are very excited to be involved with the Slimming World Big Clothes Throw for 2014.
“Members’ donations allow the charity to carry out life saving research and it is through their generosity that help can be given to those affected by cancer.
Last year over £800,00 was raised - let’s beat that this year and create more tomorrow’s, together.”
Anyone who’d like to lose weight and join Slimming World’s Big Clothes Throw is welcome at any of the local groups. To find out more visit www.slimmingworld.com or call Jane on 01673838071.