What a bunch of good eggs!
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