What a bunch of good eggs!

Rutherglen Reformer - - Health Matters -

Weight­Watch­ers in Ruther­glen and Cam­bus­lang have had some sweet suc­cess lately.

Mem­bers of the clubs run by Michelle Friel gave away their Easter eggs by bring­ing them along to their weekly classes.

Rather than throw­ing away their ex­tra good­ies, the slimmers do­nated it to the Ruther­glen and Cam­bus­lang Food­bank, so it would keep the inches off their hips, and go to peo­ple who have fallen on hard times.

Michelle said: “Easter is al­ways a chal­leng­ing time for all Weight Watch­ers mem­bers, as the temp­ta­tion can be dif­fi­cult for them. I de­cided to help them say no and stay on track by hand­ing in their un­wanted eggs and choco­late to get rid of them from their house, and keep the temp­ta­tion out of their way.

“They will be handed into the Ruther­glen and Cam­bus­lang food­bank, as a few mem­bers had said that the food­banks only usu­ally get non per­ish­able items like rice pasta etc, and don’t usu­ally get any sweet treats. We thought it a good place to give them to, as my mem­bers ap­pre­ci­ated that some fam­i­lies es­pe­cially with young kids might not have the op­por­tu­nity to get th­ese.

“There was a note was from a mem­ber’s lit­tle grandaugh­ter who handed in her egg, and wanted the lit­tle kids to get it.

“All my meet­ings

in­clud­ing Burn­side Ho­tel, Cam­bus­lang Rugby Club, Fern­hill Com­mu­nity Cen­tre, Clark­ston and Ud­dingston had mem­bers hand­ing in to the col­lec­tion.”

It’s not the first time the Weight Watch­ers mem­bers have sup­ported the food­bank, as ear­lier this year, Michelle was de­lighted to hand over 32 bags of food do­nated by mem­bers af­ter Christ­mas.

A food­bank spokesman said: “On be­half of the food­banks, and all of those in­volved, it’s re­ally ap­pre­ci­ated. It’s a very kind ges­ture, which shows the gen­eros­ity of the peo­ple in our com­mu­nity.

“It shows that peo­ple are al­ways think­ing about their neigh­bours, who may be go­ing through a hard time, which is very heart­en­ing.”


Michelle Friel’s chil­dren Kieva and Kai with the good­ies do­nated by lo­cal Weight Watch­ers


A note from a young­sters


Michelle Friel

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