Hyde slimmers bag up clothes for cancer charity
Tuesday 16th May 2017 @ 13:33 by Adam Higgins
Hyde News

Kind-hearted slimmers from Flowery Field are clearing out their wardrobes and donating clothes they’ve successfully slimmed out of for an event in support of Cancer Research UK.

‘The Big Slimming World Clothes Throw’ is a two-week long event that runs in Slimming World groups across the UK from June 5 to 18.

Members confident enough to know they will never need their “before” clothes again are being invited to donate clothes, shoes, bags and accessories to local Cancer Research UK charity shops by collecting them in special bags and taking them along to their weekly group.

Last year, the event raised £2.1 million and this year it is set to be bigger and better, as they aim to raise £3 million.

New for 2017, group members who find one of the 4,000 specially-branded golden bags to donate their clothes in will be entered into a prize draw, giving them a chance to meet a mysterious celebrity who is a big supporter of Cancer Research UK, or win shopping vouchers to replace the clothes they have kindly donated.

Jem Marshall-Ayre, a weight loss consultant who runs the Flowery Field Slimming World group in Hyde, is confident her members will never need to see their larger clothes again and is expecting a fantastic amount of bags this year.

“Lots of people don’t know that keeping a healthy weight helps reduce the risk of developing some types of cancer,” she said.

“The Clothes Throw is a really good opportunity to remind people of the importance of maintaining a healthy weight, as well as a chance for the members who have done so well to celebrate their amazing weight losses by saying goodbye to their ‘before’ clothes!”

Anyone who would like to take part in The Big Slimming World Clothes Throw or find out more about Slimming World can get come along to the group every Tuesday at 5:30pm and 7:30pm at Flowery Field Centre on Spring Gardens or call Jem on 07983 547 660.