Slimming World campaign raises £3.2m for CRUK in two weeks

The May campaign collected more then 125,000 bags of clothes from Slimming World members

Slimming World consultants pose with clothes collection bags in the shape of the CRUK logo
Slimming World consultants pose with clothes collection bags in the shape of the CRUK logo

A fundraising campaign run by the weight-loss organisation Slimming World has raised an estimated £3.2m for Cancer Research UK in just two weeks.

The Big Golden Slimming World Clothes Throw asked Slimming World members to donate to the charity clothes that no longer fitted them.

The campaign, which took place over a two-week period in May, collected more than 125,000 bags of clothes, worth an estimated £3.2m to the charity.

It means the campaign has raised an estimated £13m for the charity since it began in 2013.

In April, the company was presented with a special achievement award by the charity in recognition of its fundraising efforts.

Slimming World has also raised €320,000 (£285,000) for the Irish Cancer Society through the scheme.

Clare Lee, who manages the national campaign for Slimming World, said: "At Slimming World, we support our members to lose weight through long-term, healthy lifestyle changes and encourage them to become more active, which helps to reduce cancer risk.

"We know from our members that this is a cause close to their hearts, so we’re all hugely committed to supporting the work of Cancer Research UK and the Irish Cancer Society."

Caro Evans, director of partnerships at CRUK, said raising more than £3m was a fantastic achievement.

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