Raise pounds by losing pounds

Margaret Kendrick who has lost four stone in weight, right, with Slimming World consultant Gillian Ward.
Margaret Kendrick who has lost four stone in weight, right, with Slimming World consultant Gillian Ward.

Slimmers in Bailiff Bridge and Wyke have been dropping the pounds in weight to raise pounds in cash for charity.

Members of Wyke Slimming World group have cleaned out their cupboards and donated the clothes that no longer fit them to the Cancer Research shop in Halifax.

They were participating in the Big Slimming World Clothes Throw and collected 108 bags of clothes to raise more than £3,340 for Cancer Research.

Gillian Ward, who runs the group, said: “Members of the Wyke groups have together lost more than 335 stone since January and they are feeling fantastic. They are happy to give away the clothes that no longer fit because they know they’re never going to need them again. “We support our members each week to make healthy changes to the way they eat.”

Margaret Kendrick, who has gone from a dress size 20 to 10 since joining the class, said: “I found it really liberating to get rid of my old clothes.

“Thanks to Slimming World, I now have a more healthy diet and I’m much more active too.

“I now live life to the full with my daughters and can run around with my grandchildren. It’s so much part of my new life that I sometimes forget I wasn’t always like this.” Cancer Research UK is Slimming World’s charity partner for 2013. Each bag of clothes collected raises up to £31. Slimming World members in the Halifax area donated 200 bags, raising more than £9,500.

Gillian’s class at Westfield URC Hall, Wyke, meets on Mondays at5.30pm and 7.30pm and on Tuesday at 9.30am and 11.30am.