Following the huge success of the 2011 campaign which saw Slimming World members throughout the UK and Ireland lose a staggering 3,876,146lbs (270,439 stone!), we’re encouraging the people of Swindon to join our community weight loss campaign again in 2012. You’ll already be aware that obesity is one of the greatest issues facing the UK and Ireland today, and our area is no exception: in Wiltshire obesity rates are soaring. This is bad news for our whole community. First and foremost, it means personal unhappiness, low self esteem and increased risk of weight-related illnesses such as diabetes, heart disease and cancer for all of those people struggling to manage their weight. It affects families, schools, and of course it puts pressure on our local GPs, hospitals and on employers in terms of lost working days.

Obesity is a community problem – and with weekly groups in the heart of our community, Slimming World is perfectly placed to help. During week commencing 13th February we’re launching our national ‘Let’s Beat Obesity Together’ campaign, inviting the people of Swindon to get together with people in communities all over the UK to help turn the rising tide of obesity, and we’d love you to support us. We’ll be launching a 12-week challenge to the people of Swindon to lose weight together. What’s more, the more people we get to join the challenge, and the more weight we lose, as well as transforming our community, the more chance we have of winning one of 10 £500 prizes, to be donated to a local cause – helping our community even more!

Steves Old Town Slimming World Group on a Wednesday evening at 5:30PM and 7:30PM welcomes new members to embrace the easy healthy non hungry way to lose weight Based on information supplied by Steve Ireland.