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Real-Life Entrepreneur: Still Going Slimmingly
Slimtone article in First Voice, the magazine of the Federation of Small Businesses.
Dynamo Role Model for Over 10 years
Marie Griffiths of Slimtone celebrates 10 years as a Welsh Government Dynamo Role Model.
Slimtone celebrates 15 years of online success
Slimtone article in Business in Focus News Autumn 2013
Weight-loss on the web
Another Slimtone article in South Wales Echo, WalesOnline.co.uk and Glamorgan Gazette 27 June 2013
The slimming club that has grown around the globe
Slimtone article in WalesOnline.co.uk and Glamorgan Gazette 25 July 2013
Slimtone is very much part of the local community and has supported many good causes over the years.
Helping Ty Hafan
Marie recently presented a cheque to Ty Hafen Childrens Hospice for £912.30. This makes the total donated to local charities by the Slimtone members of £34,000 (Thirty four thousand pounds).
Thanks to everyone for their generosity in making this possible.
Supporting Jane & Rhodri for Alzheimers
Donation to Jane & Rhodri: Thanks to all the ladies who kindly bought raffle tickets during our May visit to Champneys Health Farm.
A cheque was recently donated to Jane and Rhodri from Maesteg who are raising money to make a sponsored trek for Alzeimers. A total of over £110.00 was collected with special thanks to the Craig Barber Memorial Fund who helped with the raffle prizes and made a kind donation.
With the generosity of Slimtone members we have now collected nearly £35,000.00 for local charities.
£34,000 Raised So Far….
Since the launch of Slimtone a total of over £34,000 (thirty four thousand pounds) has been donated to local charities.
Thanks to the generosity of members who are no strangers to fund raising having participated in sponsored slims, raffles and even to the painful experience of a sponsored “Back Wax” by one of our male members.
Generous donations have been made for equipment in hospitals, cancer hospices, diabetic units, Easter Egg appeals, Christmas gifts to the under-privileged children to name just a few.
We have included a small selection of our presentations to these worthy causes.
The Pen Is Mightier Than The Sword….
When Slimtone members were made aware that the children of The Gambia were desperate for pens to attend Bakoteh Primary School they immediately started collecting from friends and family. The results were amazing with over 5,000 pens being donated.
In a country where owning your own pen is a pre-requisite of attending school, this small possession, so taken for granted in our own world, is often the difference between prolonged poverty and a means to gaining some degree of freedom through education.
The Simtone members were supported fantastically by Debbie Thomas, seen in the photograph, who used her influence in the airline to provide the crate in which the pens were delivered. Also pictured are the many carrier bags waiting in the school to be claimed by the grateful students.
The special “Thank you” photograph takes pride of place in the Slimtone office.
They Lift Me Up….
After reading in the local press that Sandville Self Help Group needed a lift to assist the patients gain access to their new pool, Slimtone members, supported by Marie, decided to rise to the challenge and organized a four week “Sponsored Slim”.
Their hard work and dedication was well rewarded and between the participating members, an amazing £675 pounds was raised. This was supported by Sandville volunteers, who also took part and donated a further £385.00.
Overall a total of £3,626.86 (three thousand, six hundred and twenty six pounds) was donated towards the purchase of the lift.