Slimmers’ charity clothes throw after shedding pounds

Eastbourne slimming club gives away clothes for charity SUS-160906-143621001
Eastbourne slimming club gives away clothes for charity SUS-160906-143621001

Caring members of Eastbourne’s Slimming World groups have collected more than 500 bags of clothes they’ve successfully slimmed out of to raise money for Cancer Research UK.

The local team of weight loss consultants across Eastbourne, Hailsham and Seaford, 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 valuable stock for the Eastbourne and Seaford Cancer Research UK shops.

Members from 21 Slimming World groups in and around Eastbourne took part in the organisation’s national fundraising campaign, the Big Slimming World Clothes Throw.

Last year Slimming World’s Big Clothes Throw raised £1.7m for Cancer Research UK, and this year the organisation aims to raise £2m for the charity.

With each bag worth up to £25, Amanda Jackson, Eastbourne’s team developer, hopes the contribution from group will help to reach that total.

She said, “The incredible members of our groups 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 our 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 ten different types of cancer.

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

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