Frodsham slimmers have got a weight off their chests.
Members of Frodsham Slimming World have lost more than three stone between them – in bras.
The slimmers are donating their bras to the charity Smalls for All which aims to provide underwear to many poor African communities.
A total of 172 bras weighing 3 stone 4lbs have been donated by the club which equals 129 metres of support to young African women.
Slimming World member Jenny Harper, who organised the ‘bra-athon’ said “It’s a fantastic response from Frodsham slimmers, I’m totally overwhelmed and would like to say a great big thank you to all.”
Consultant Julie McMorran, who runs four Slimming World groups in Frodsham, added “Our super-friendly slimming groups have been really keen to support this charity and their generosity is brilliant – they have done us proud.
"The lack of underwear can cause not only health and hygiene problems but it can also be seen as a status symbol offering a degree of security.
"Women who can afford underwear tend to be seen as having someone who cares for them – a husband, brother or father and are therefore not seen as vulnerable."
Slimming World offer six groups each week in Frodsham. To find out more visit the Swimming World website or contact Julie on 07977 214153 or Tracey on 0703 805010.
Further information about Smalls for All can be found here.