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Bumper food donation delights Lions

Oadby & Wigston Lions took receipt of a bumper food donation earlier today (Tuesday 18 December) at the All Saints Church Community Rooms, Wigston all thanks to the generosity of the members of the local branch of Slimming World.

Boxes upon boxes of fine assortments of food stuffs were on display at a small gathering to mark the donation, before it was packed off to form part of the food banks for local families in need that the Lions club run.

The Oadby & Wigston Lions Club have a proud thirty year tradition of food collection and even with their impressive history were surprised at the volume that had been raised and donated.

David Swanson, the Lions’ PR officer said: “It is amazing how many people are prepared to donate at this time of year for those who are in need. A big thanks to Slimming Word and their members, as this will go to local people who really need it - which is especially welcome at this time of year.”

David added: “Anybody can access our food bank. If you need help you are more than welcome to come and collect on every second Monday of the month.”

Slimming WorldIf you feel you would like to access the food bank, the next opportunity is 12:30pm – 13:15pm on Monday, 31 December at South Wigston’s Congregational Church on Blaby Road.

For further information please email:

Olivia Truman (pictured), consultant for Slimming World in Wigston who organised the donation and celebratory event said: “Slimming World and our members are proud to support families at this time of year. We hope the donations are welcome and can make a difference to a local household or individual over Christmas.”

Slimming World meets at the All Saints Church Community Rooms, Wigston every Tuesday at 7:30 am and 9:30am. Plus Tuesday afternoons and early evenings at Age UK, Paddock Street, Wigston. For further details visit:

Olivia and David were joined by members of Wigston’s Slimming World; Jenny Fyfe, President of Oadby & Wigston Lions (pictured) and former president Cllr Kevin Lloydall.

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