SUCCESSFUL members of Bromsgrove Slimming World groups are embarking on a fund-raising campaign for Cancer Research UK by donating their larger clothes which no longer fit them, writes Lucy Kesseler.
The Big Slimming World Clothes Throw was first launched in 2013 and has since generated £17million in total.
The campaign was created to show the dangers of obesity leading to cancer, while also celebrating the achievements of slimmers.
Most clothing items are accepted, including shoes, bags and accessories. Each bag nets the charity £25 in total.
The clubs current target – with others around the country – is to exceed a £3million total in two weeks – the amount raised in 2019.
Many members also shared their personal stories of weight loss to inspire anybody who wants to begin their weight loss journey.
The Throw also gives members a ‘freeing’ feeling as they say can see their progress and get to ‘throw away the person they once were’.
One of the club leaders, Dawn Kendle said: “What we find so special is seeing members transform before our eyes as they lose weight.
“So many people don’t know how much of a difference losing weight can make to health – including reducing the risk of developing a range of problems, such as some types of cancer.
“Hopefully this campaign and our efforts for charity will inspire more people in Bromsgrove to improve their health and change their lives by losing weight too.”
To get involved with the throw, collect a purple bag and the consultant who runs the club will organise for the donation to be sent for sorting and sale.
Some prizes are also up for grabs, including personal appointments with experienced stylists, £500 gift vouchers and an overnight stay in a London hotel.
People can visit slimmingworld.co.uk to find their nearest Slimming World group.