Slimmers have funds sewn up

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Slimmers are dropping pounds and bagging up all the clothes they’ve slimmed out of to raise money for a good cause.

Members of the all the local groups have spring-cleaned their closets and are donating the clothes that no longer fit their new slimline figures to their local Cancer Research UK shops in Lancaster and Morecambe as part of The Big Slimming World Clothes Throw.

Area manager Lisa Barrett, who runs a local groups said: “Members were delighted to get behind the cause and jumped at the chance to recycle their old tops, dresses, trousers, skirts and more.”

The Big Slimming World Clothes Throw is a nationwide fundraising drive that sees Slimming World members across the UK donating clothes to Cancer Research UK, Slimming World’s charity partner for 2013.

Each bag of clothes collected could raise up to £25.

Lisa says: “Members in the Lancaster and Morecambe groups have lost 1370 stones since January this year. We have over 900 members locally and if each member brought in just one bag, it could raise over £27,000.”

Peter Gardner, who has lost over six stone and dropped from a chest size 60 to 44 since September 2011 said: “I found it really liberating to get rid of all my old clothes.”