Members of Slimming World groups in the Pocklington and district area have collected 252 bags of clothes they’ve successfully slimmed out of to raise money for Cancer Research UK.
Consultants from Pocklington, Market Weighton and Holme on Spalding Moor encouraged members, their friends and families to spring clean their wardrobes and collect the clothes, shoes and accessories they’ve successfully slimmed out of to generate stock for the Goole Cancer Research UK shop.
These groups, which meet weekly and have lost a stunning 695 stone since January this year, were taking part in the organisation’s national fundraising campaign, the ‘Big Slimming World Clothes Throw’.
Market Weigton Consultant Jo Longley said: “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 ten 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.”
Angie Whalley, who manages the Cancer Research UK shop in Goole, said: “We’re really grateful to all the Slimming World members who cleared out their cupboards.”