22
March
2018
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18:33
Europe/Amsterdam

Slimming World host retro-style sports day for BBC Sport Relief

Sporting Slimming World employees donned their tracksuits and laced up their trainers to raise money for BBC Sport Relief this week.

All 350 staff at the organisation’s Alfreton-based head office were invited to take part in a retro-style sports day. Each department put forward a sporty squad of six who would each take part in an event – including skittles, darts and hoola hoop.

The talented in-house restaurant team also served up delicious hot puddings to keep the athletes’ energy levels high.

All employees donated money to take part and to wear their casual clothes for the day, raising more than £300 for the cause.

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PICTURED ABOVE: Team ‘Starbar’ – members of Slimming World’s Digital team taking part in a retro-style sports day for Sport Relief. L-R: Denise Hardwick, Chris Mellor, Lucy Cartwright, Hannah Parkinson, Victoria Stevenson.

About Slimming World

Slimming World was founded by Margaret Miles-Bramwell (OBE, FRSA) in 1969. There are now more than 18,000 weekly groups supporting 900,000 members across the UK and Republic of Ireland. Groups are run by a network of 4,800 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 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.

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