A Wigan weight loss expert met a TV star as she celebrated her organisation’s golden anniversary.
Emma Heyes, who runs a Slimming World group at St Cuthbert’s in Norley was delighted to get a chance to meet Rylan Clark-Neal.
Emma said meeting the telly host was a brilliant way to start 2019 which will see the project celebrate 50 years of flab fighting.
She said: “I couldn’t be prouder of my members: not only have they lost fantastic amounts of weight throughout 2018 – with many hitting their target weights – they’ve also improved their health, boosted confidence and heading into 2019 with new healthy habits that will stay with them for life.
“Watching people change before my eyes and start being able to do things that they didn’t think possible before losing weight absolutely amazes me.
“Every week I feel privileged to play even a small part in supporting people towards these achievements and to celebrate with them, so I felt especially honoured to represent my members at the Slimming World Awards. Rylan was blown away by the difference Slimming World makes to people’s lives too.”
Rylan, who appears on This Morning and Big Brother’s Little Brother, said: “I met so many people who had lost incredible amounts of weight and made a huge difference to their lives.
While the stories I heard were obviously very personal, the one thing they all had in common was how much support they received from their ‘Slimming World family’ and how so many of them were achieving their dreams.
“Every one of them spoke passionately about how they couldn’t have made those changes to eat more healthily and become more active without the support of their consultant and group every week, so people like Emma are clearly worth their weight in gold.”