Slimming World staff get groovy as they celebrate 50th anniversary

Employees at Slimming World’s Derbyshire head office put on their best threads and held a swinging 60’s-themed birthday party to celebrate the organisation’s 50th anniversary yesterday.

Staff members at the Alfreton-based HQ came to work dressed in 60’s fancy dress for a fun-filled day, where all teams were challenged to a number of classic sixties-themed games, including musical chairs, pass the parcel, the memory game and more. All teams voted for their favourite fancy dress-wearing team and prizes were awarded to the top three winners.

The company’s on-site salon Hair & Beauty at Slimming World used their artistic talents to offer face painting on the day and all 400 employees were treated to a delicious birthday party buffet, put together by the organisation’s restaurant team.

During September Slimming World has been celebrating helping people reach their dream weight and changing lives for 50 years, with birthday parties being held in its 19,000 groups across the UK and Ireland.

PICTURE: Slimming World head office staff show off their fancy-dress outfits as they celebrate 50th anniversary.

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About Slimming World

Slimming World was founded by Margaret Miles-Bramwell (OBE, FRSA) in 1969 and is now celebrating its 50th anniversary. There are now more than 19,000 weekly groups supporting 900,000 members across the UK and Republic of Ireland. Groups are run by a network of 5,000 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 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, encouraging and empowering members to make changes in a supportive, 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 Care Excellence (NICE) and the NHS.

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