Grantham Slimming World consultants meet comedian Alan Carr at awards
Two Slimming World consultants celebrated their groups’ successes by meeting chat show host and comedian Alan Carr.
Alan co-hosted the annual Slimming World Awards with the organisation’s founder and chair, Margaret Miles-Bramwell OBE.
Joolie Cunningham and Rhona Macdonald-Rose were at the event.
Rhona, who runs a Slimming World group at Bottesford Village Hall every Monday, was delighted to get a chance to meet Alan, and said it was the perfect end to a fantastic year for the Grantham Slimming World groups.
“The members at our group make me burst with pride; not only have they seen big changes on the scales, many have improved their health and completely changed their lives too,” she said.
She added: “Watching people grow in confidence each week and take on things that they didn’t think possible before losing weight absolutely amazes me. I feel proud of the small part I play in supporting people to achieve their dreams and to celebrate alongside them when they do, so I was honoured to represent Grantham at the Slimming World Awards.”
Joolie runs a group at Eden House Hotel in Grantham every Monday. She said: “Last year was [Slimming World’s] 50th year, which was full of celebrations and successes. We’ve supported more people than ever to achieve their dreams and we’re so excited about what 2020 has in store.”
Alan said it was great to meet Rhona and Joolie at the event, which was held at Birmingham’s International Convention Centre.
He said: “I met so many people who had transformed their lives and it was clear how much the support they received from their ‘Slimming World family’ meant to them. 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 consultants like Rhona, Joolie and their group every week.
“I left the awards feeling so uplifted and positive, I wish I could’ve bottled that Slimming World feeling.”
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