BAGGED UP

Slim­mers give old clothes to char­ity

Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Jonathan Ged­des

Car­ing Croft­foot slim­mers have been pil­ing on the pounds — but for a good cause.

They’ve been rais­ing cash for Can­cer Re­search UK by col­lect­ing bags of clothes that they no longer need be­cause they have slimmed out of them.

And the group man­aged to earn £825 for the char­ity as a re­sult.

Weight-loss con­sul­tant Christina El­lis, who runs the Croft­foot slim­mers, en­cour­aged mem­bers, their friends and fam­i­lies to spring- clean their wardrobes and col­lect the clothes, shoes and ac­ces­sories they have suc­cess­fully slimmed out of to gen­er­ate stock for their lo­cal Can­cer Re­search UK shop.

It was part of Slim­ming World’s na­tion­wide the Big Slim­ming World Clothes Throw, which last year earned £1.7mil­lion for char­ity.

Christina said:“The in­cred­i­ble mem­bers of my group have amazed me with their en­thu­si­asm, ded­i­ca­tion and com­mit­ment once again.

“This year’s Big Clothes Throw has been a fan­tas­tic suc­cess, and I can’t be­lieve just how many bags my mem­bers, their friends and fam­i­lies have man­aged to col­lect for Can­cer Re­search UK.

“It’s been so re­ward­ing and I’m so proud to help pull to­gether such a phe­nom­e­nal amount of stock for such a worth­while cause.

“Know­ing they’ll never need their ‘ be­fore’ clothes again, when I told my group about the cam­paign they couldn’t wait to take part.

“Not only is the Clothes Throw a per­fect op­por­tu­nity for all of us to cel­e­brate our slim­ming suc­cess, it is also vi­tal we spread the mes­sage that keep­ing a healthy weight could re­duce the risk of de­vel­op­ing 10 dif­fer­ent types of can­cer.

“This is why Slim­ming World chose Can­cer Re­search UK as our na­tional char­ity part­ner.

“We re­ally hope our bag col­lec­tion will help to in­crease un­der­stand­ing of how weight af­fects can­cer risk.

“My group ses­sions are al­ways buzzing and when we col­lected the bags up the at­mos­phere was in­cred­i­ble.

“My mem­bers have seen stun­ning weight losses sim­ply by mak­ing small changes to the way they shop, cook and eat, and by tak­ing steps to be­come more ac­tive.

“But the best thing about our group is the car­ing sup­port mem­bers give to each other, spurring each other along.”

One mem­ber, Jem Suther­land, has lost two stone and seven pounds since join­ing last year

She added: “It felt re­ally lib­er­at­ing to do­nate all my old clothes.

“I ac­tu­ally en­joyed bag­ging them up and say­ing good­bye — it felt like I was say­ing bye to the old me.

“It’s great to know that the money raised from my do­nated items will go to­wards re­search to find bet­ter ways to treat can­cer.”

To find out more about Slim­ming World call Christina on 07733 538 448.

More in­for­ma­tion on Can­cer Re­search UK can be found at http://

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