Local slimmers join campaign to Slim for Good
A GROUP of big-hearted slimmers from Antrim, Ballymena, Templepatrick and Randalstown are doing their bit for our local community and for their own health by taking part in a sponsored slim to raise money for good causes close to their hearts.
Members of the 17 Slimming World groups in the area are taking part in the weight loss club’s national ‘Slim for Good’ campaign which aims to support communities across the UK by improving the health of local people and raising money for a local good cause at the same time.
“If you’ve struggled with your weight for a long time, then making that decision to take control and slim down requires a huge amount of motivation and commitment,” says Donna Conlan, Consultant for the Templepatrick Slimming World group.
Donna added: “At Slimming World we understand that only too well which is why we make sure our members get the right kind of support – support that can make all the difference to successful long term weight loss,”
“What’s more members follow a healthy eating plan that encourages you to fill up on normal everyday foods like pasta and potatoes, lean meat, fish and poultry, fruit and vegetables and lots more – all without having to count, weigh or measure, so you’re never hungry or deprived.
“Sometimes your motivation needs an extra lift – especially at this time of year, when New Year’s Resolutions are a distant memory.
“We know from experience that getting sponsored to lose weight is a great motivation booster. And when it’s for a cause that’s close to your heart, there’s even more incentive to do well”
The members of all of the local groups have voted for their individual local cause they most wanted to support.
“Now, in a six-week sponsored slimathon, each group is looking forward to making their loss their local charity’s gain.
“Taking part in the Slim for Good campaign helps to add an extra incentive to our members’ commitment to reaching their dream weight.
“It’s all about showing that taking the time to make lifestyle changes like eating more healthily and getting more active won’t just benefit you, it will be good for everyone around you. Your family and friends will get a healthier and happier you, you’ll literally add years to your life and, by joining our campaign to raise funds for local charites, you’ll be helping your local community too.
“I’m inviting anyone who’d like to lose weight and support our local community at the same time to come along to any of the groups in the area and join the Slim for Good challenge – where we’ll be losing lbs and gaining £’s at the same time.
“The campaign lasts six weeks and, by the time it ends you’ll be well on your way to a slimmer, happier and more confident you. And to top it all off, you’ll be sharing in my group’s pride that every pound you’ve dropped has gone towards helping local charities to continue all the amazing work that they do.”
Anyone wanting to take part in the six-week Slim for Good campaign can do so any time from Monday, February 25.
Sponsorship forms are available from any of the local Slimming World groups.
As an added incentive to members joining the campaign, between February 25 and March 9, new members who buy a special 6-week Countdown will pay just £27.25 (saving £12.45).
New members who buy a 12-week Countdown during the same period will get free membership and two free weeks included, saving £19.90.
For more information about Slim for Good Donna on 07846 141 869 or visit www.slimmingworld.com.
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