Kind-hearted slimmers in Henley have been clearing out their wardrobes and donating clothes they’ve successfully slimmed out of for The Big Slimming World Clothes Throw in support of Cancer Research UK. On Friday 35 big bags of clothes were delivered to the Cancer Research UK shop in Duke Street.
‘The Big Slimming World Clothes Throw’ is a two-week long event that runs in Slimming World groups across the UK from 5–18 June. Members confident enough to know they’ll never need their ‘before’ clothes again are being invited to donate clothes, shoes, bags and accessories to local Cancer Research UK shops, by collecting them in special bags and taking them along to their weekly group.
Last year, The Big Slimming World Clothes Throw raised £2.1 million and this year it is set to be bigger and better and raise £3 million. New for 2017, group members who find one of the 4,000 specially-branded golden bags to donate their clothes in will be entered into a prize draw, giving them a chance to meet a mysterious celebrity who is a big supporter of Cancer Research UK, or win shopping vouchers to replace the clothes they’ve kindly donated.
Local weight loss Consultants Gemma Grange, Kerry James and Nat Bushell, who run the Henley-on-Thames Slimming World groups at the Sacred Heart Church hall and the Henley Hockey Club are so confident that their members will never need to see their larger clothes again and are expecting a fantastic amount of bags this year. Kerry says; “Lots of people don’t know that keeping a healthy weight helps reduce the risk of developing some types of cancer. The Clothes Throw is a really good opportunity to remind people of the importance of maintaining a healthy weight, as well as a chance for the members who have done so well to celebrate their amazing weight losses by saying goodbye to their ‘before’ clothes!”
Anyone who would like to take part in The Big Slimming World Clothes Throw or find out more about Slimming World is invited to get in touch with Gemma, Kerry or Nat who run the Henley groups on the following days;
Kerry, every Tuesday at 9.30am at the Henley Hockey Club, call 07789313737
Nat, every Tuesday at 5.30pm & 7.30pm at the Henley Hockey Club, call 07546844871
Gemma, every Wednesday at 7.30pm at the Sacred Heart Church Hall, Vicarage Rd, call 07920888766