Generous slimmers from around Mansfield and Ashfield have helped a Sutton charity shop by donating bags on unwanted clothes.
Consultants from various Slimming World groups around the two districts handed over 84 bags of clothing to store manager Lucinda Glenister-Heighes and her team of volunteers from the Cancer Research UK shop on Outram Street on Sunday.
It is hoped that the donation will raise around £2,430 for the charity, which funds research into the devastating disease.
The clothes were donated as part of the Big Clothes Throw, a joint project by Slimming World and Cancer Research UK which encouraged slimmers to donate their unwanted clothes.
Lucinda said: “We are delighted and so grateful to Slimming World members for choosing our charity.
“In the current economic climate more and more people are choosing to shop in charity stores for clothes, many of which are quality branded items and all are steam cleaned so not only are they getting a bargain they are also helping to save lives.
“The success of our store would not be possible without the hard work, dedication, time and commitment of our valued volunteers and of course the kind donations from members of the public and clubs such as Slimming World.’’
Around 4,000 bags of clothing are expected to be donated by groups around the East Midlands and East Anglia and this could generate £130,000 for the charity.
Slimming World consultant Elaine Singhal, who runs a class in Mansfield Woodhouse, said slimmers often felt ‘liberated’ when they realised their clothes were too big for them and that they were able donate to this worthwhile cause.
“It is a massive boost to their emotional well being,” she said.