Keynsham slimmers bag up 'before' clothes for cancer cause

Published on: 30 Jun 2017

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Slimmers in Keynsham have raised thousands of pounds for charity as they’ve dropped dress sizes.

Members of the town’s Slimming World groups have been donating the clothes they no longer wear as they’ve slimmed down to Cancer Research UK, collecting more than 200 bags as part of The Big Slimming World Clothes Throw.

Local firms, including Trigaci and Tooty Fruity, also donated raffle prizes to the cause, which added £130 to the groups’ total.

Consultants Sharon and Kelly, who run the weekly groups in Keynsham, said it has been a great opportunity for people to say goodbye to their “before” clothes. Sharon said: "The members never fail to amaze me with their weight loss results week after week and it has been great to see so many bags of clothes donated through The Big Slimming World Clothes Throw.

“This year’s Clothes Throw has been a fantastic success, and I can’t believe just how many bags my members, their friends and families have managed to collect. Our groups are always buzzing and when we collected the bags up and saw what a phenomenal amount there was altogether, and we realised what a difference we could make, the atmosphere was just electric.

“Lots of people don’t know that maintaining a healthy weight helps reduce the risk of developing some types of cancer. All of the wardrobes cleared and every donation made by our members, their friends and families will make a huge difference to Cancer Research UK and we’re so grateful for everyone’s support.”

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