Slimmers donate clothes to charity in Stevenage
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MEMBERS of a weight loss group have donated almost £3000 worth of old plus size clothes to charity.
Stevenage’s Slimming World group gave 114 bags of old clothes, estimated to be worth £25 each, to a Hertfordshire branch of Cancer Research UK which will either be put on sale in store or sold as material to fabric companies.
One member, Chris Lewan, said: “I found it really liberating getting rid of all my old clothes and I’m not worried about ever needing them again.”
The donation has helped to fill the charity shop’s stockroom, an impressive feat as staff say most people are now using websites such as eBay and Freecycle to get rid of old belongings.
A spokesman for Cancer Research UK said: “We are thrilled to receive such a huge donation. The money their old clothes raise will make a huge difference to people fighting cancer.”
For more information, visit www.cancerresearchuk.org
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