Slimmers donate unwanted clothes to raise cash for charity

Hollie Smerdon. Picture: ARCHANT LIBRARY

Hollie Smerdon. Picture: ARCHANT LIBRARY - Credit: Archant

Generous slimmers from Fakenham and Briston have raised £1,740 for charity by donating clothes they have successfully slimmed out of.

Slimming World consultant Hollie Webb. Picture: HOLLIE WEBB

Slimming World consultant Hollie Webb. Picture: HOLLIE WEBB - Credit: Archant

A total of 58 bags have been collected as part of the Big Slimming World Clothes Throw, held at the Fakenham Saturday morning and Briston Tuesday evening groups.

The clothes, shoes and accessories collected will be donated to Cancer Research UK shops in the area as part of the national fundraising drive being run by the organisation.

Each of the filled bags is worth around £25 to the charity, and this year’s campaign is aiming to beat the £3.3million raised in 2017. It is now in its sixth year.

Hollie Webb, who is currently eight months pregnant and runs the Slimming World groups, is delighted to have raised so much money for charity.

She said: “I can’t quite believe how many bags we managed to collect. I knew my members were amazing but I didn’t expect such an incredible level of effort – wow.

“To raise such a phenomenal amount for a charity that does so much to beat cancer, feels amazing.”

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Together her members have lost 399st since January.

Anyone who would like to find out more about Mrs Webb’s group can ring 07816 647140.