A slimming club has raised almost £5,000 for charity by donating clothes they are too thin for.

Slimming World members from Highams Park, Woodford and Walthamstow were invited to donate clothes, shoes, bags, homeware and accessories they no longer need to Cancer Research UK for the annual Big Golden Slimming World Clothes Throw.

To celebrate Slimming World's 50th birthday in 2019, the slimmers are also in with a chance of finding a special gold bag which if they do will mean they will be entered into a prize draw to win a personal styling experience and shopping trip in London.

Slimming World consultant and team developer Natalie Hogg said: "We raised a fantastic amount of money all from people throwing out their old clothes.

"We even had members of the community ask us what we were doing and asked if they could donate too.

"It was such a fun day and I am so proud of our members and it was great to be out speaking to our community showing the great things people are doing with their health not just their weight."

Each recyclable bag was worth around £25 to Cancer Research once filled with items for donation.

The Big Golden Slimming World Clothes Throw took place in all 19,000 Slimming World groups across the UK from March 17 to March 30.

The event was held on March 30 at the Tesco supermarket in Highams Park.

Nationally, the charitable initiative raised £3 million last year - The total for this year is still being calculated.

For more information visit: www.slimingworld.co.uk.