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.