The response from Bedfordshire slimmers donating their clothes in aid of Cancer Research has been ‘phenomenal’ according to a consultant involved in the fundraising efforts.
The Big Slimming World Clothes Throw organised by by members of the Bedford, Ampthill, Flitwick, Oakley, Clapham, Marston Mortaine, Bromham, Wootton and Wixams Slimming World groups has collected 203 bags of unwanted clothes so far - many of which have resulted from weight loss rendering their garments too large to wear - totalling over £5,000.
Amanda Nethercott from Slimming World said: “The response has been phenomenal from everyone including people who have donated clothes they have slimmed out of.
“I am proud that so many people have given but I am doubly proud that so many people have donated their clothes because they lost weight.
“To help in a small way in trying to eliminate two of Bedfords and the UK in general’s biggest killers is very humbling. I am blown away.”
Bedford and Kempston MP Richard Fuller was also involved in the efforts to help Cancer Research’s May campaign.
He said: “The ladies from Slimming World collected a mountain of clothes for Cancer Research.”
Amanda added: “Richard was a great sport. He helped us load all of the clothes into our transport.”
For more information visit www.cancerresearchuk.org/ or click on Cancer Research UK’s Slimming World’s charity partner www.slimmingworld.com