Hatfield slimmers donate over 400 bags of clothes to Cancer Research UK
Hatfield slimmers have donated over 400 bags of clothes to Cancer Research UK, which could raise as much as £10,000 for the charity.
Generous slimmers have been donating the clothes they’ve slimmed out of to The Big Slimming World Clothes Throw in support of Cancer Research UK.
The South Hatfield and Birchwood Slimming World groups have collected 422 bags of clothes, shoes and accessories from members who slimmed out of their old wardrobes and feel confident they’ll never need their ‘before’ clothes again.
With each bag worth around £25 to the charity, slimmers in Hatfield have raised around £10,550 for Cancer Research UK.
Rob McCubbine, a Hatfield member who has lost 12 stone since December 2014, said: “It felt amazing to donate all of my old clothes, liberating in fact.
“Bagging them up and saying goodbye was like a celebration of just how far I’ve come. I’ve lost 12 stone and not only do I feel like a new person, now I dress like one too and love going into a shop and choosing whatever I like.
“I always hated shopping before and just wanted to cover up and hide away. Not any more though.
“Thanks to the amazing support I get from my consultant Tiffany and the rest of the group each week, I know that this new me is here to stay. I feel much fitter, confident and healthier than I’ve ever felt before.
“Cancer Research UK is a fantastic charity and it’s great to know that the money raised from my donated items will help support life-saving research.”
Consultant Tiffany Moloney, who runs the weekly groups in South Hatfield and Birchwood, 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 group is always buzzing and when we collected the bags up and saw what a phenomenal amount there were 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.
“The Clothes Throw has been a great chance for the members who have done so well to celebrate their amazing weight losses by saying goodbye to their ‘before’ clothes.”
Peter Andre said: “I’m delighted to be supporting the Big Slimming World Clothes Throw campaign this year, and so thankful to the slimmers in Hatfield for being so generous in their support of the campaign.”
Anyone who would like to find out more about Slimming World in Hatfield can contact Tiffany, who runs her groups every Monday and Tuesday, on 07545 616579.