Exmouth slimmers' clothes collection raises bags of cash for cancer charity
PUBLISHED: 12:00 24 June 2017
Kind-hearted slimmers in Exmouth and the surrounding area have been clearing their wardrobes of larger-sized clothes they no longer need.
The Slimming World groups in Exmouth, Budleigh Salterton, Woodbury and Topsham have collected more than 500 bags of clothes, shoes and accessories as part of the national Big Slimming Clothes Throw for Cancer Research UK.
With each bag of clothes worth around £25, the Exmouth scheme raised around £12,550.
Consultant Lisa Boucher, who runs one of the weekly groups in Exmouth, said she was proud of the members’ fundraising efforts.
She added: “The members never fail to amaze me with their weight loss results week after week; it has been great to see so many bags of clothes donated through The Big Slimming World Clothes Throw.
“This year’s 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.
“Our group is always buzzing; when we collected the bags up and saw what a phenomenal amount there was altogether – and realised what a difference we could make – the atmosphere was just electric.”
The Big Slimming World Clothes Throw aims to increase awareness of how keeping a healthy weight helps reduce the risk of developing some types of cancer.
Last year, slimmers across the country raised more than £2million through donations and it is hoped this year will see that total surpassed.
Lisa added: “Lots of people don’t know that maintaining a healthy weight helps reduce the risk of developing some types of cancer.
“All of the wardrobes cleared, and every donation made by our members, their friends and families will make a huge difference to Cancer Research UK.
“The Clothes Throw has been a great chance for the members who have done so well to celebrate their amazing weight losses by saying goodbye to their ‘before’ clothes.”
To find out more about Slimming World groups in the area, call 07968 241286.