Roll up… roll up! Slimming World holds funfair for BBC Children in Need
Face painting, fortune telling and fancy dress were all part of Derbyshire-based Slimming World’s fun fair held to raise money for Children in Need on Friday 17th November.
Teams from across the organisation were challenged to organise their own fun-filled stalls and games, and encourage other members of staff to ‘pay and play’ to raise money. Events for the 350 staff included tombola, name the teddy, bowling and a lucky dip.
The Communications and Design team used their artistic talents to offer face painting, while the Finance department welcomed donations for hoopla, candy floss and fortune telling for staff wanting to hear promising predictions about their future. A ‘learn to juggle’ session was set up by the Food and Publications team, and the Digital team set some tricky targets for budding Robin Hoods in their Bow and Arrow challenge. Slimming World’s Hair and Beauty salon, which is based on site and open to the public, also held sponsored leg waxing and a ‘pin a pony tail on a head’ competition.
The members of staff at the company's Alfreton HQ also wore yellow and spotty clothing, baked cakes and donated their loose change to BBC Children in Need. All of the money raised will go to support disadvantaged children and young people across the UK.
Slimming World was founded by Margaret Miles-Bramwell (OBE, FRSA) in 1969. There are now more than 18,000 groups held weekly across the UK and Republic of Ireland via a network of 4,000 community-based Slimming World Consultants, who receive specific training in the role of diet and physical activity in weight management, as well as sophisticated behaviour-change techniques.
Slimming World’s healthy eating plan, Food Optimising, is based on the science of satiety and energy density. Our phased activity programme, Body Magic, eases members into activity until it becomes an intrinsic part of their daily routine. The principles behind Slimming World’s philosophy are based on a deep understanding of the challenges faced by overweight people and a recognition that those who struggle with weight carry a double burden, the weight itself and a burden of guilt and shame about their weight. Slimming World’s programme integrates practical, up-to-date advice with a highly developed support system based on care and compassion, and Consultant training focuses on facilitating behaviour change in a warm and friendly group environment. Consultant training is delivered through the Slimming World Academy. Slimming World also invests in a comprehensive research programme to develop its support for long-term weight management. The group support provided by Slimming World is recognised as effective by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) and the NHS.
For more information about Slimming World’s approach visit www.slimmingworld.co.uk or call 0344 897 8000.
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