They are used to losing pounds but now big-hearted slimmers have turned their attention to raising them.
Members of all Slimming World groups in Chorley and Leyland collected 600 bags of clothes they have successfully slimmed out of to raise money for Cancer Research UK, as part of the national fund-raising campaign, the ‘Big Slimming World Clothes Throw’.
Consultants encouraged members, their friends and families to collect the clothes, shoes and accessories they no longer need to generate stock for the Cancer Research UK shop.
Team developer Deborah Carr said: “I was overwhelmed by the amount of bags our members managed to collect – they really are amazing.
“It was so rewarding to raise such a phenomenal amount of stock for such an incredible cause.
“It’s not just members of the group who have cleared out their wardrobes – we’ve had great support from the whole community. I’m still buzzing from all the donations we’ve had.
“But we couldn’t have collected so many bags without the help of the Cancer Research UK volunteer Colin Beardwell, who was a great help collecting the bags from every group and taking them to The Whittle Group in Bamber Bridge who kindly donated storage space.
“The Clothes Throw is a perfect chance for all of us to celebrate our success, inspire other people and raise money for charity at the same time.”
Last year slimmers collected close to £1m worth of stock for Cancer Research UK shops around the country, and they’re hoping to beat that total this year.
All profits go to support the charity’s life-saving work to help beat cancer sooner.
To find out more about joining Slimming World, visit www.slimmingworld.com or call Deborah on 07891 240926.