Wendy Clark and Heather Clark got some TLC from JLC when they cuddled up to the comedian at Slimming World’s annual awards ceremony to celebrate its most successful slimmers.
The pair who run weekly Slimming World groups at Longleaze Primary School, Wootton Bassett every Wednesday, St Pauls Church Centre, Covingham every Thursday and St Francis C of E Primary School, Swindon every Wednesday, were thrilled to meet the funny man and TV presenter at the glitzy event in Birmingham.
Bristolian JLC, who’s best known for presenting TV shows including The Sunday Night Project, Justin Lee Collins: Good Times and the Bring Back… series, joined Slimming World’s founder Margaret Miles-Bramwell OBE to host the ceremony.
He said: “The whole experience blew me away! What’s great is it’s about ordinary people who’ve achieved something truly extraordinary. I met some really inspirational people. Not only the slimmers who collected awards for losing weight and changing their lives, but also the amazing people like Wendy and Heather who run the groups and support them along their journey.
“I know only too well that slimming isn’t easy. Having a great support network around you makes all the difference. Having met Wendy and Heather I think people in Swindon are incredibly lucky to have their Slimming World groups on their doorstep.”
Wendy said: “Meeting Justin Lee Collins was the perfect ending to what’s been another amazing year for Slimming World. This year has seen us open our 7,000th group and welcome over a million members, both of which are huge milestones. And with the highest levels of obesity in Europe here in the UK there’s still a lot of work to be done and in 2011 we want to help even more people improve their health – and their families’ health too. And so many of our members tell us that’s exactly what happens when they discover new healthy habits at Slimming World – they share them at home and everyone benefits.
“At this time of year lots of people will be pledging to slim down and shape up, and we’d love anyone who wants to make their New Year’s resolution a reality to come join us at one of our Slimming World groups. Even if they’ve struggled to stick to resolutions in the past, there’s no need to be put off.”
Heather agrees: “Slimming World’s famous Food Optimising eating plan and our support systems are all based on our deep understanding of what it feels like to have a weight problem. Food Optimising puts you in charge of what you eat and when you eat without having to count, weigh or measure – meaning you’re in charge of your weight, instead of the other way around – and better still you’ll never go hungry. Each week in group, members share success strategies, meal ideas and most of all understanding and camaraderie. Losing weight successfully is more than just eating less and moving more. It’s about finding the deep-rooted motivations that keep us on track or lead us to go off the rails and give up. And with over 40 years’ experience, based on exactly this, we understand that better than anyone. There’s nothing like the fun and warmth of a Slimming World group to make sure your New Year’s resolution lasts a lifetime.”
To get your new year off to a super slimming start call Wendy Clark on 01793 615856 or Heather Clark on 07816 860840, or visit www.slimmingworld.com
Pictured with Justin Lee Collins, Wendy Clark (left) and Heather Clark