Slimmers give old clothes to charity
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.
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