Surrey Slimming Group members throw out old clothes to support Cancer Research UK

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Slimming world consultants and members joined forces to donate a total of 1,600 bags of slimmed-out-of clothes to Cancer Research and raise over £39,000 in the process.

The Big Slimming World Clothes Throw with Cancer Research UK is an annual event which takes place in Slimming World groups across the UK and sees members donating clothes, shoes, and accessories that no longer fit.

As well as raising funds for Cancer Research UK, the aim of the event is also to raise awareness of how maintaining a healthy weight reduces the risk of developing some types of cancer. Overweight and obesity is the second biggest preventable cause of cancer in the UK and more than one in 20 cancer cases are caused by excess weight.

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Over the years, Slimming World has raised more than £20 million for Cancer Research UK through a variety of campaigns including The Big Slimming World Clothes Throw and supporting the charity’s Race for Life event series.

Team work !!Team work !!
Team work !!

Last year, Slimming World members, Consultants and head office staff raised £1,491,191.49 for Cancer Research UK through The Big Slimming World Clothes Throw and are aiming to make this year even bigger and better.

Pauline Ayres, leader of Slimming World Hawley said: “I couldn’t be more proud of our team members helping our local consultants load all the bags donated from each of our groups to raise money for Cancer Research.”

For more information or to join a local group either pop along or visit www.slimmingworld.co.uk or call 0344 897 8000.

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