SLIMMERS keen to savour some satisfying Easter treats have teamed up with a Barry supermarket to put smiles on the faces of people in need.

Weight Watchers members, in Barry’s Highlight Park and Beryl Road, are collecting Easter Eggs and other foods for charities and are inviting residents to join them.

They have joined forces with Highlight Park Tesco, in Stirling Road - which will act as a collection point - to gather items to be delivered to the Vale Foodbank, Ty Hafan and Llandough Hospital in time for Easter.

Weight Watchers coach Debbie Spargo said: “One of the group members volunteers for the Vale Foodbank and he told us that people usually donate basic supplies like rice and pasta, which are always appreciated, rather than items considered an extravagant choice for those in need.

“Our members wanted to spread some Easter joy in a small way. People can have the satisfaction of buying the chocolate and cakes and the pleasure of knowing others are enjoying the chocolate rewards.”

Easter Eggs and other treats can be donated at Mrs Spargo’s Weight Watchers classes from Monday, March 20 and at the collection point Tesco Highlight Park store during opening times before Monday, April 1.

Highlight Park Tesco community committee member, Anna Hocking said: “Customer can make donations in-store. Tesco is very much interested in the community and we will support this as much as we can.”

All are welcome to stop by the Weight Watchers classes in Barry, at Highlight Park community centre, Stirling Road, on Monday at 9am and Wednesday at 6pm and at Pioneer Hall, Beryl Road, on Thursday at 6pm.

Mrs Spargo also runs a class in St Luke’s church hall, Canton, Cardiff, on Saturday at 10am and Llantwit Major rugby club, Boverton Road, where Easter donations can be taken.