Generous slimmers in Oswestry have raised hundreds of pounds for charity by donating the clothes they’ve successfully slimmed out of and know they’ll no longer need.

Almost 200 bags of clothes, shoes and accessories have been collected as part of the Big Slimming World Clothes Throw, held at the Oswestry Slimming World groups.

The bags – which total 189 – will be donated to Cancer Research UK shops in the area as part of the national fundraising drive being run by the weight-loss organisation.

Slimming World also aims to raise awareness of how keeping a healthy weight can reduce the risk of developing some types of cancer.

Each of the filled bags is worth around £25 to the charity, and this year’s campaign is aiming to beat the total raised in 2017 – a whopping £3.3million in just two weeks.

The campaign is now in its sixth year.

Claire, who runs the Cabin Lane Slimming World groups, is delighted to have raised so much money for the charity.

“To raise such a phenomenal amount for a charity that does so much to beat cancer, feels amazing.

“I’m so proud of all my members for helping to raise all this money.”

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