Slimming World collect clothes for Cancer Research
Monday 23rd May 2016 15:03 Hyde News Posted by Adam Higgins

Caring Slimming World members have collected more than 140 bags of clothes they have successfully slimmed out of to raise money for Cancer Research UK.

Jem Marshall-Ayre, Hayley Cain and Debbie Jones – all weight loss Consultants who run Slimming World groups in Flowery Field, Gee Cross and Hyde respectively – encouraged members, friends and families to spring-clean their wardrobes and collect clothes, shoes and accessories they’ve successfully slimmed out of to generate valuable stock for the Hyde Cancer Research UK shop.

The groups, whose members have lost a stunning 591st since January this year, were taking 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.

With each bag worth up to £25, Jem hopes the contribution from the Flowery Field group will help to reach that total.

She said: “The incredible members of our groups have amazed us 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.

“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. We really hope our bag collection will help to increase understanding of how weight affects cancer risk.

“Our members have seen stunning weight losses simply by making small changes to the way they shop, cook and eat, and by taking steps to become more active.

“But the best thing about our group is the caring support members give to each other, spurring each other along and sharing recipes and tips every week.”

Carol Royal, who manages the Cancer Research UK shop in Hyde, said: “We’re really grateful to all the Flowery Field, Gee Cross and Hyde Slimming World members who cleared out their cupboards and generously donated their unwanted items to Cancer Research UK shops.

“All funds raised will go towards the charity’s research to beat over 200 types of cancer, helping to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured.”

Anyone who would like to lose weight and join Slimming World is welcome at any of the local groups.

Jem runs her group on Tuesdays 5.30pm and 7.30pm at the Flowery Field Centre, Spring Gardens, Flowery Field.

Hayley runs her groups on Wednesdays 10am, 5pm and 7pm at Hyde Chapel, Knott Lane, Gee Cross.

Debbie runs her groups on Thursdays 5.30pm and 7.30pm, Fridays 10am and 12noon and Saturdays 8am and 10am at the Onward Christian Centre, 71a Mottram Road, Hyde.

To find out more visit www.slimmingworld.co.uk or call 0344 897 8000.