Generous slimmers in Athlone and the surrounding areas have been donating the clothes they have slimmed out of to the Irish Cancer Society.
The local Slimming World groups in Athlone, Kiltoom and Ballinasloe have collected bags of the clothes, shoes and accessories from members who slimmed out of their old wardrobes. With members delighted to be losing weight every week, they were thrilled to going through their clothes and donating clothes they no longer needed.
The Big Slimming World Clothes Throw aims to increase awareness of how keeping a healthy weight helps reduce the risk of developing some types of cancer. Since 2013, Slimming World members have donated more than €17.3 million world of pre-loved items to the Irish Cancer Society and Cancer Research UK.
When the big Slimming World Clothes Throw was last held in 2019, it raised €230,000 for the Irish Cancer Society.
Consultant Carol Doran Joyce, who runs the Slimming World in Kiltoom parish Hall in Ballybay, is proud of her members’ fundraising efforts.
“The members never fail to amaze me with their weight loss results week after week and it has been great to see so many bags of clothes donated through The Big Slimming World Clothes Throw.
“This year’s Clothes Throw has been a fantastic success and I can’t believe just how many bags my members, their friends and families have managed to collect. Our group is always buzzing and when we collected the bags and saw what a phenomenal amount there were altogether, realising what a difference we could make, the atmosphere was just electric.
“Lots of people don’t know that maintaining a healthy weight helps reduce the risk of developing some types of cancer. All of the wardrobes cleared and every donation made by our members, their friends and families will make a huge difference to The Irish Cancer Society and we’re so grateful for everyone’s support.
“The Clothes Throw has been a great chance for the members who have done so well to celebrate their amazing weight losses by saying goodbye to their ‘before’ clothes," Carol enthused.
For further information about your local Slimming World group, visit www.slimmingworld.ie