Donington slimmers in chocolate amnesty

With the chocolates are Marie Tomlinson, Sue Rowe, Kathryn Sams, Linda Peberdy, Emma Scarborough, Jenny Mason, Sally Swaby, Pam Tyler. Photo: SG250214-136TW
With the chocolates are Marie Tomlinson, Sue Rowe, Kathryn Sams, Linda Peberdy, Emma Scarborough, Jenny Mason, Sally Swaby, Pam Tyler. Photo: SG250214-136TW
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The members of the Donington group of Slimming World have been officially pardoned for Christmas temptations.

Many of them – and there are about 150 in total who meet at the Ruby Hunt Centre – took part in a Christmas chocolate amnesty, in which they handed over sweet things still hanging about, just waiting for a weak moment.

Member Linda Peberdy organised the amnesty and then personally delivered the sweets to youngsters on the children’s ward at Pilgrim Hospital, Boston.

The group’s consultant Emma Scarborough said: “We handed our chocolate over so we could have it out of temptation’s way, so we are giving the children and treat and saving our pounds.”

Slimmers (back, from left) Marie Tomlinson, Sue Rowe, Kathryn Sams, Jenny Mason, Sally Swaby, Pam Tyler and (front) Emma Scarborough and Linda Peberdy with the chocolates.