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Slimmers raise more than £22,000 for charity by donating old clothes

Claire Johnson, a member of the Worlingham Slimming World group, with a pair of her old trousers. Picture: Liz Sunderland.

Claire Johnson, a member of the Worlingham Slimming World group, with a pair of her old trousers. Picture: Liz Sunderland.

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Generous slimmers across Waveney and Great Yarmouth have raised £22,850 for charity by donating clothes that are now too big for them.

Bags of clothes donated to Cancer Research UK by Slimming World members across Waveney and Great Yarmouth. Picture: Claire Johnson.Bags of clothes donated to Cancer Research UK by Slimming World members across Waveney and Great Yarmouth. Picture: Claire Johnson.

Slimming World groups in the area donated 914 bags of clothes, shoes and accessories as part of the Big Slimming World Clothes Throw.

The bags will be donated to Cancer Research UK shops in the area as part of a national fundraising drive, with the weight-loss organisation also aiming to raise awareness of how keeping a healthy weight can reduce the risk of developing some types of cancer.

Each of the filled bags is worth around £25 to the charity.

David Kneale from the Bradwell Slimming World group with a pair of his old trousers. Picture: Karley Manthorpe.David Kneale from the Bradwell Slimming World group with a pair of his old trousers. Picture: Karley Manthorpe.

Liz Sunderland who runs two Slimming World groups in Worlingham, said: “I can’t quite believe how many bags we managed to collect as a team – I knew our members were amazing but I didn’t expect such an incredible level of effort.

“It was almost like a purple sea of bags in our groups! Collecting them up to take to local Cancer Research UK shops was a real workout in itself but all so worth it. To raise such a phenomenal amount for a charity that does so much to beat cancer, feels amazing.”

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