Success in the bag
Slimmers donate old clothes to charity
Slimmers from local groups have been rummaging through their wardrobes to help a tremendous cause.
Members of Slimming World across the area have taken part in their organisation’s Big Clothes Throw for Cancer Research.
Since they launched the clothes throw in 2013, Slimming World members have raised a massive £1.8million for Cancer Research UK, simply by donating clothes they’ve slimmed out of.
This year the charity is aiming big, as they are looking to push that figure to £3m across the country.
Slimmers in Rutherglen and Cambuslang have played their part in helping to reach that total, as they have donated 94 bags, which they handed in to the Cathcart and East Kilbride Cancer Research charity shops.
Each bag is worth around £25 to Cancer Research UK - and by filling out a Gift Aid form it can boost the value to around £30 per bag!
The total number of bags collected includes those from the groups run by Carol Downes and Lynn Hughes (44 bags), Yvonne Boyd (22 bags) and Mari Guthrie (28 bags).
Carol, Lynn, Yvonne and Mari said: “Members from local Slimming World groups from Rutherglen and Cambuslang have been slimming down and donating their old clothes to aid Cancer Research.
“It’s a wonderful opportunity for our members to celebrate how far they’ve come and to make a difference to people’s lives, by donating unwanted clothes to Cancer Research.
“In its third year, the Clothes Throw has gone from strength to strength and it is hoped that the district will donate 1000 bags this year which should be easily achieved by the collection already.
“In the last two years Slimming World has donated well in excess of £1.5million worth of clothing and it is expected that members from groups all over the country get behind the initiative and the expectation is to reach a total of £3million this year!”
Anyone wishing to join their local Slimming World Group can visit the website to find their nearest group.
Groups run Monday to Thursday evenings and Tuesday and Wednesday morning in Rutherglen and Cambuslang and details can be found at www.slimmingworld.com.
Kind donation Slimming World’s Carol Downes and Lynn Hughes, who take the Rutherglen groups, with Carol Grant, the manager of the Cancer Research shop in Victoria Road
Generous Just some of the clothes donated by local slimmers