Best foot forward: Slimming World staff Walk All Over Cancer
Active employees at Slimming World’s head office laced up their trainers to raise money for Cancer Research UK when they completed a group walk followed by a BBQ at their Alfreton headquarters.
Around 100 staff members were involved in the Walk All Over Cancer fundraising event, which aimed to raise money for the organisation’s national charity partner, and spread the message that keeping a healthy weight reduces the risk of cancer. Slimming World recently raised more than £3million in just two weeks for the charity as part of the annual Big Slimming World Clothes Throw campaign – with head office staff raising more than £5,000 by collecting their unwanted clothes.
Walk All Over Cancer with Slimming World is currently taking place across the organisation’s 18,000 community groups throughout August. As part of the campaign Slimming World members are being encouraged to pledge a daily step total and get sponsored to hit their target over the month by fellow members, friends and family.
The Slimming World employees played their part in the campaign with a 3km walk together around the local area, followed by a delicious summer feast cooked by the talented restaurant team at the company’s newly-developed HQ.
PICTURED: staff are pictured before setting off on their Walk All Over Cancer event at their Alfreton head office.
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 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 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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