Slimming World HQ raise £1,155 #WearingWhite for cancer centre
Kind-hearted colleagues at Slimming World’s Derbyshire head office wore white to raise money for a new Centre for Cancer Immunology.
The fashion-based fundraising saw £1,155 collected for the University of Southampton’s #WearingWhite campaign, which supports the creation of a new state-of-the-art Centre for Cancer Immunology based at the university and set to open in summer 2018.
As well as donating cash to wear white on Monday 5th February, the 350 employees held a raffle boasting top prizes including a laptop, a drone and afternoon tea vouchers, and took part in a quiz after work.
Slimming World has so far raised more than £10million for cancer research, and is passionate about raising awareness of the links between keeping a healthy weight and reducing the risk of developing cancer.
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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