TV star backs super slimmers at awards
ASLIMMING WORLD, consultant from Ormskirk marked the organisation’s 50th anniversary by meeting TV personality and presenter Rylan Clark-Neal.
Rylan, who rose to fame after appearing on The X-Factor, cohosted 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 past 50 years the business has grown to become the UK’s leading group-based weight-management organisation, supporting nearly one million slimmers.
Sarah Salka, who runs a Slimming World group at Digmoor Community Centre, Skelmersdale, every Thursday, was delighted to get a chance to meet Rylan.
She said meeting him 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.
She added: “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 awards.”
Rylan said he was thrilled to meet Sarah at the event, 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 holds session at Digmoor Community Centre, Skelmersdale every Thursday.
Call Sarah on 07792 146342 or visit www.slimmingworld.co.uk to find your nearest group.