Sarah’s worth weight in gold, says TV host

Wicklow People - - NEWS -

AS SLIM­MING World en­ters its 50th year, a Con­sul­tant from Wick­low is mark­ing half a cen­tury of suc­cess for the or­gan­i­sa­tion by meet­ing TV per­son­al­ity and pre­sen­ter Ry­lan Clark-Neal.

Ry­lan, who shot to fame af­ter ap­pear­ing on hit show The X-Fac­tor, co-hosted the an­nual Slim­ming World Awards with the or­gan­i­sa­tion’s founder and chair Mar­garet Miles-Bramwell OBE. Mar­garet opened her first Slim­ming World group in 1969 and over the last 50 years the busi­ness has grown to be­come the UK’s lead­ing group­based weight-man­age­ment or­gan­i­sa­tion, to­day sup­port­ing nearly one mil­lion slim­mers.

Sarah Keene, who runs a Slim­ming World group at Bridge­wa­ter Shop­ping Cen­tre, Ark­low ev­ery Tues­day, was de­lighted to get a chance to meet Ry­lan. Sarah said meet­ing the TV host was a won­der­ful way to round off a great year at Slim­ming World, as well as a bril­liant way to start 2019 – Slim­ming World’s Golden Year: “I couldn’t be prouder of my mem­bers, not only have they lost fan­tas­tic amounts of weight through­out 2018 – with many of them hit­ting their tar­get weights – they’ve also im­proved their health, boosted their con­fi­dence and are head­ing into 2019 with new healthy habits that will stay with them for life.

“Watch­ing peo­ple change be­fore my eyes and start be­ing able to do things that they didn’t think pos­si­ble be­fore los­ing weight ab­so­lutely amazes me. Ev­ery week I feel priv­i­leged to play even a small part in sup­port­ing peo­ple to­wards these achieve­ments and to cel­e­brate with them, so I felt es­pe­cially hon­oured to rep­re­sent my mem­bers at the Slim­ming World Awards. Ry­lan was blown away by the dif­fer­ence Slim­ming World makes to peo­ple’s lives too.”

Ry­lan, who is now a sea­soned pre­sen­ter hav­ing ap­peared on This Morn­ing and Chan­nel 5’s Big Brother’s Lit­tle Brother, said he was thrilled to meet Sarah at the event, which was held at Birm­ing­ham’s In­ter­na­tional Con­ven­tion Cen­tre. He said: “I met so many peo­ple who had lost in­cred­i­ble amounts of weight and made a huge dif­fer­ence to their lives. While the sto­ries I heard were ob­vi­ously very per­sonal, the one thing they all had in com­mon was how much sup­port they re­ceived from their ‘Slim­ming World fam­ily’ and how so many of them were achiev­ing their dreams. Ev­ery one of them spoke pas­sion­ately about how they couldn’t have made those changes to eat more healthily and be­come more ac­tive with­out the sup­port of their Con­sul­tant and group ev­ery week, so peo­ple like Sarah are clearly worth their weight in gold.”

Sarah con­tin­ues: “2018 has been a bril­liant year for Slim­ming World. We’ve launched our Slim for Life plan to give even more sup­port to our tar­get mem­bers, and won awards for both our mag­a­zine and food range. We’re hop­ing our Golden Year will be even more suc­cess­ful and we have a string of ex­cit­ing ac­tiv­i­ties planned to cel­e­brate our 50th birth­day in style, in­clud­ing the launch of brand-new web­sites and apps, golden events and spe­cial pub­li­ca­tions.

“So, this New Year I truly be­lieve that join­ing a local Slim­ming World group is the best way for peo­ple to lose weight, learn new habits and make long-term healthy changes. Thanks to our eat­ing plan they’ll see big re­sults on the scales with­out ever hav­ing to feel hun­gry or de­prived, and at the Ark­low group they’ll dis­cover a whole world of sup­port and ad­vice that’s sure to help them achieve their tar­gets – and have a lot of fun along the way too! I’d love for any­one who wants to make a change to join us at Bridge­wa­ter Shop­ping Cen­tre, Ark­low ev­ery Tues­day, I promise they won’t look back!”

To make your weight-loss dreams come true and go for gold with Slim­ming World in its Golden Year call Sarah on 0831503623 or visit www. slim­ming­ to find your near­est group.

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