SLIMMERS in Huddersfield are dropping pounds for pounds.
Members of Slimming World groups across the district - including Almondbury, Newsome and Kirkheaton - are bagging up all their clothes they’ve slimmed out of to raise money for a good cause.
Members of all Huddersfield’s Slimming World groups have spring-cleaned their closets and are donating the clothes that no longer fit their new slimline figures to their local Cancer Research UK shop in Ramsden Street.
Members were delighted to get behind the cause and jumped at the chance to recycle their old tops, dresses, trousers, skirts and more.
The Big Slimming World Clothes Throw is a nationwide fundraising drive that sees Slimming World members across the UK donating clothes to Cancer Research UK, Slimming World’s charity partner for 2013. Each bag of clothes collected could raise up to £25.
Lynda Thwaites, Slimming World consultant, said: “Members in the groups have lost lbs and have dropped down clothes sizes and their wardrobes are full of clothes that are too big and baggy now.
“And they’re happy to give them away because they know that they’re never going to need them again.
“Our Food Optimising plan isn’t a diet that members follow for a little while and then ‘come off’ when they’ve reached their target weight.
“At group each week we support members to make healthy changes to the way they shop, cook and eat that they can keep up for life so they really do slim for good. An amazing 195 bags of clothes have been collected in the Huddersfield area with a potential £4,875 raised”.