Slimmers shed clothes to raise pounds for charity!
Generous slimmers across Maldon District have raised £5625 for charity by donating the clothes they’ve successfully slimmed out of and know they’ll no longer need.
228 bags of clothes, shoes and accessories have been collected as part of the Big Slimming World Clothes Throw, held at all Maldon, Tollesbury, Mayland, Burnham on Crouch, Southminster, South Woodham & Kelevdon Slimming World groups.
The bags will be donated to Cancer Research UK shops in the area as part of the national fundraising drive being run by the weight-loss organisation.
Slimming World also aims to raise awareness of how keeping a healthy weight can reduce the risk of developing some types of cancer.
Each of the filled bags is worth around £25 to the charity, and this year’s campaign is aiming to beat the total raised in 2017 – a whopping £3.3 million in just two weeks. The campaign is now in its sixth year.
Kay Driscoll (pictured), who runs the Maldon Saturday, Mayland & Burnham on Crouch Slimming World groups, is delighted to have raised so much money for charity. She says: “I can’t quite believe how many bags we managed to collect – I knew our members were amazing but I didn’t expect such an incredible level of effort – wow! It was almost like a purple sea of bags in group! Collecting them up to take to local Cancer Research UK shops was a real workout in itself but all so worth it. To raise such a phenomenal amount for a charity that does so much to beat cancer, feels amazing.
Thank you everyone”. To contact Kay or to find more information about her Slimming World Groups, please CLICK HERE.