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SLIMMERS GIVE FESTIVE EXTRAS TO HOMELESS AID

ALISON COMYN

Published 09/01/2013 | 10:11

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Diane Kelly of Slimming World, St. Joseph's with Ciara Branigan of Drogheda Homeless Aid with the food donations from Slimming World members.

WHILE MOST people are now shaking their heads as they stand on the weighing scales after a few days of over-indulgence, one local slimming group is jumping for joy after donating what they would have eaten over the festive season to Drogheda Homeless Aid.

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The amazing night in St. Joseph's CBS Newfoundwell, showed the Christmas spirit is well alive in one of the Slimming World groups.

Diane Kelly, a local consultant who lost five stones following the plan, reached out to her members to ask them to help out with the local Homeless Aid project in her area.

After hearing of the plight of Homeless Aid, Diane asked her members to bring in any foods they may have that they may have at home and no longer want.

The members cleared out their presses in force!

'It's amazing the things we have in the press that we pick up and forget about' said Diane. 'Look at the amazing selection of food now we have to give to Homeless Aid, food that would probably never be eaten and now it will go to great use!'

Diane's beloved members brought in anything from canned fruit, packet soups and even a few selection boxes for families who couldn't afford them this year.

'At Slimming World we can eat a huge variety of foods in unlimited amounts such as potatoes, beans, fruit, veg, pasta, rice, fish, lean meats and poultry so members stay with these core foods on the plan and that's how they had some food to spare for this amazing food drive, I'm just amazed at the response by our members, I really am truly delighted' says Diane.

A total of 15 bags of food have been collected just through Diane's two groups in Termonfeckin alone.

Speaking to members in St. Joseph's they really were chuffed to help out with such an amazing charity, one member said 'Slimming World isn't just about losing weight, it's about being in the community and helping each other out, we all tried to make a difference here, each and every packet counts'

If you are interested in losing weight you can find Diane every Tuesday night at 5.30pm & 7.30pm and every Thursday at 7.30pm in St. Josephs School Newfoundwell.

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