A SLIMMING World group’s mission to garner donations for a Barnsley homelessness charity has been an ‘amazing success’.

Christine Melhuish, who leads groups in Dodworth, Barugh Green and Darton, set out to collect donations of food and other essential items from attendees for the Barnsley Rough Sleeper Project.

Volunteers were able to take the donations and give them to homeless people across the borough, in what is one of the toughest months to be living on the streets.

“I couldn’t believe how much we managed to collect in just two weeks,” she said.

“I really hope these items make a difference to people and I’m really proud of all my group members for collecting this much.

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“We’ve done things like this before and we will continue to because they are always an amazing success.”