Sidmouth slimmers raise £5,200 through clothes donations

PUBLISHED: 06:34 21 June 2017

Consultants Harriet Steptoe and Jon Borowik brought 208 bags of donations to Sidmouth's Cancer Research shop.

Consultants Harriet Steptoe and Jon Borowik brought 208 bags of donations to Sidmouth's Cancer Research shop.

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Sidmouth slimmers are reaping the rewards of their weight loss by donating £5,200 worth of unwanted clothes to Cancer Research UK.

The town’s Slimming World groups filled up 208 bags to give to the charity – more than doubling its total from last year.

Consultant Jon Borowik said members seized the chance to beat last year’s target of 92 by bringing in their unwanted clothes over the past fortnight.

One group member donated nine bags of clothes after losing two stone this year.

Jon said: “It’s amazing, we were not expecting that. Our aim was to get over 100 bags but they kept coming in. I’m extremely proud, we aimed for 100 bags and they did that in the first week and they kept adding, so we thought could we get to 150? Can we double it? Can we get to 200?”

Each bag raised £25 for the charity with additional 29pence if the donor selected gift aid.

Sarah Batt, manager of the Sidmouth Cancer Research shop, said she has had to find more space due to the donations.

She added: “It was quite amazing the amount of bags they donated. We were running low on donations and it happened at just the right time.”


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