Louth slimmers launch big charity giveaway

Slimmers: Liz Barnes, Pat Brown, Roz Webber-Jones, and Sandra Chambers. EMN-150106-144618001
Slimmers: Liz Barnes, Pat Brown, Roz Webber-Jones, and Sandra Chambers. EMN-150106-144618001

Louth’s Slimming World group has launched its annual Big Slimming World Clothes Throw 2015.

The group has been bagging up and dropping off mountains of old clothes to raise money for Cancer Research UK.

The members of the Louth Slimming World groups, who have lost a whopping 255 stone between them since January, have been bagging up the clothes they’ve successfully slimmed out of in preparation for the event and have collected bags of shoes, clothes and accessories as part of their weekly group sessions at the Meridian Leisure Centre and Trinity Centre.

Jane Rylands-Bolton, who runs the weekly Slimming World groups, said: “My members are so sure that they’ll never need their ‘big’ clothes again, that when I told them about the Big Slimming World Clothes Throw they couldn’t wait to bag them up and donate them to a good cause.

“It’s the perfect excuse to have a spring clean and make room for a whole new summer wardrobe. Each bag of clothing could raise around £25 for the charity so it really feels worth taking part!

“Last year my members’ collections contributed towards an incredible £1 million worth of stock being donated to Cancer Research UK shops around the country.

“With the help of my members and people in Louth, we’re hoping to top that this year and raise even more money for Cancer Research UK to support their life-changing work to cure all 200 types of cancer.

“So far nearly sixty bags have been donated, with the number set to rise.”

Demet Kieran who manages the local Cancer Research UK shop has been wonderful to work with, coping with the frantic delivery of bags. She’s doing a great job with her team.”

Anyone in or near Louth who wants to support Cancer Research UK by taking part in The Big Slimming World Clothes Throw, or who just wants to find out more about Slimming World, can visit the groups either at Meridian Leisure Centre on Wednesdays at 9.30am or at the Trinity Centre, Eastgate, on Thursdays at 5.30pm 
or 7.30pm.