Bags of clothes donated by slimmers in Newark for The Big Slimming World Clothes Throw
Bags of clothes donated by slimmers in Newark for The Big Slimming World Clothes Throw

Slimmers have been donating clothes that no longer fit to help raise money for a cancer charity.

Members of Slimming World groups in the Newark area donated clothes to the The Big Slimming World Clothes Throw in aid of Cancer Research UK.

They collected 300 bags of clothes, shoes and accessories from members who have slimmed out of their old wardrobes and feel confident they will never need their “before” clothes again.

Each bag is worth about £25 and, as a result, slimmers have raised around £7,500 for Cancer Research UK.

The Big Slimming World Clothes Throw aims to increase awareness of how keeping a healthy weight helps to reduce the risk of developing some types of cancer.

The event has been supported by the singer and television presenter Peter Andre, who is a joint ambassador for the campaign and founder of his own Cancer Research UK fund after losing his brother to cancer.

'We realised what a difference we could make'

Sara Whittaker, a Slimming World weight-loss consultant, who runs classes at Sutton-on-Trent, said: “The members never fail to amaze myself and my colleagues 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 was a fantastic success, and we can’t believe just how many bags members, their friends and families have collected.

“Our groups are always buzzing and when the bags were collected, and we 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 to 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 are so grateful for everyone’s support.”