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£127raised of £1,300 target by 12 supporters

    Weʼve raised £127 to support the Trash Cafe with a Sponsored Slim. Ends July 28th 2018.

    Gosport, UK
    Funded on Saturday, 11th August 2018

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    Debbie wanted to start a sponsored slim for the Trash Cafe. She's been joined by others.

    Here's the list of those joining the sponsored slim 2018. 1. Debbie Marshall, 2. Steve Marshall, 3. Amanda Cross, 4. Tina Lynn Tolman- Young, 5. Sue McGrath and 6.Mike Hasler.

    Here are some of their stories:

    Debbie Marshall

    I have been plodding along as you do enjoying my food and no exercise. I would start a Diet Monday and stuffing my face by Monday evening.

    I had family down for Easter and was so excited to get a four generation picture done while my Mum, My daughter, myself and grandson were all together. What I saw after shocked me. I saw some one in the picture I did not see as Me!! I saw a very large old looking lady looking back at me. How did I let my weight get so out of control?

    Why did I not take notice sooner?

    I have many Health conditions. 3 with my spine plus a hernia and very under active thyroid. Easy to blame the weight on that, but it does not help. Suddenly, life hit me in the face and I thought what the hell am I doing?

    Just over a year ago I heard of 'The real Junk food project' opening in Buckland. They were a project collecting food that would other wise have gone in the bin. Why? This food was totally edible. I went to get food and find out more. I went with 2 friends for a browse. We got there and met Chloe the lady who started it all. She was short on volunteers and first time bringing the project to this area. So we rolled up our sleeves and got stuck in. I love it. I love all that they stand for. Feed bellies not bins. We have all made lovely friends, we are all part of a great big community.

    I love getting surplus food and my donation is volunteering. I order Hampers too and the food is amazing. So today while sat here toying with the idea of slimming world which fills me with stress and anxiety. I thought I need a good cause to raise money for while I get slim and healthy. So I approached Chloe and asked if the project could help with a fundraising page. For every pound I lose what ever money comes in is for this fantastic project that does so much for so many people. I urge you all to get on board and join. I don't want money going to slimming world or weight watchers. I want to support our project, eat the food from the project and lose weight too.

    My goal to lose 3st 6 by my son's wedding. I want to see me in the wedding pictures not someone I do not recognise. I want to be slimmer and healthier for my family. I owe it to them to my hubby. Kids and grandchildren. My dad died at 48 heart attack. I need to take control now. My food will only be from the project. You can feed your family's well from The Real Junk Food project. Pls help me raise money to keep the project going, together we can make a difference. Who wants to join me. I will be designing t-shirts to raise awareness.

    Steve Marshall

    As I'm nearing my mid fifties i have realised my waist is in danger of catching up with my age. I have a few minor health issues too, sleep apnoea, high blood pressure and a minor heart problem. So now is the time to look after myself before I become an unwilling statistic.

    I have had success with Slimming World in the past, but the weekly payout was sometimes a little over the top. It wasnt just the weekly fees. The fibre bars and raffle turned the visit into an expensive one, particular if it was not a very successful week!

    My wife Debbie, has been getting the majority of our food from the Junk Food Project for a while now and this is very much in tune with my views on reducing waste. When she mentioned about the idea of using the food from the project as the base for a healthy weight loss programme, it seemed to make sense, along with trying to become a lot more active of course.

    Tina Lynn

    "I'm Lynn. I suffer from Binge Eating Disorder, with bouts of Anorexia and Bulimia. At my heaviest I was 31 stone, and I got down to 16 stone. Then I put 4 stone back on, lost it again, ran a 5k race, and fell pregnant. I now weigh 24 stone and my 2 year old runs rings round me. I have tried everything to lose weight, from Weight Watchers to a Roux En Y gastric bypass. I even stayed in an abusive relationship because he had my bank card and didn't let me buy food. As a child I learned that food meant love, and I've been chasing that feeling ever since.

    What I love about the real junk food project is the sense of excitement and reward of collecting my shop - that dopamine and serotonin boost that I get from food. Sometimes when im really depressed, having a hamper or a shopping trip coming up really keeps me going. Since I found out about the real junk food project and started using it, I've hardly bought take aways at all. That might not sound like much to you, but it's like an alcoholic not going to the pub any more. There's something about getting food that has had effort put into it that makes me feel better. The volunteers on the real junk food project have sort of put love into what I'm eating, and I can feel it.

    When I discovered the weight loss challenge I knew I had to get involved. I'm going to lose 20 lbs and aim to raise a tenner for each pound I shed. And after the weight loss challenge I'm going to do the Great South Run to raise money for TRJP. They've assured me that I can walk most of it, which might not impress many people but will be one major achievement for me."

    Lynn is a 40 year old unsupported single mum from Hayling Island. She has clinical depression and a hidden disability that keeps her from working.




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      • Amanda Cross

        Amanda Cross

        Jul 31, 2018

        For Debbie and Steve achieving great things x


      • Michael Milllwood

        Michael Milllwood

        May 16, 2018

        Good luck with the cause, wishing every success


      • Andrew Mistercee

        Andrew Mistercee

        May 13, 2018

        For my mate Lynn.


      • Judy


        May 12, 2018

        Keep going folks xx


      • Claire Hart

        Claire Hart

        May 12, 2018

        Good luck to all the slimmers I hope you all reach your goals xx


      • Ben Marshall

        Ben Marshall

        May 9, 2018

      • mark sage

        mark sage

        Apr 26, 2018

        Really impressed by Trash Cafe and the passion of your volunteers. Hope you raise a load and reach your health and weight goals. Good luck everyone!


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      Chloe Palmer

      Chloe Palmer

      Gosport, UK

      I'm the founder and manager at The Real Junk Food Project South Coast- Trash Cafe Network. We feed over 1000 people a week with waste food that is still good to eat. Everyone and anyone is welcome. The Trash Cafe network works on a pay as you feel system.

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