Friday 19 October 2018

Slimming World consultants meet Peter Andre at awards

Nichola Ryan and Tamsin O’Neill with Peter Andre
Nichola Ryan and Tamsin O’Neill with Peter Andre

Esther Hayden

Two Slimming World consultants from Wexford were congratulated on helping slimmers to lose weight and change their lives by singer and TV presenter Peter Andre.

Nichola Ryan and Tamsin O'Neill were delighted to get a chance to cuddle up to Peter when he presented the annual Slimming World Awards. The Mysterious Girl singer co-hosted the event with the organisation's founder and chair Margaret Miles-Bramwell OBE.

Nichola, who runs a Slimming World group at The Mill Race Hotel, Bunclody every Wednesday and Amber Springs Hotel, Gorey every Thursday, said Peter's presence at the awards was extra special because earlier in 2017 he supported Slimming World's most successful fundraising event ever - The Big Slimming World Clothes Throw, which raised a record-breaking £3.3 million in just two weeks.

'I couldn't be prouder of my members. Throughout 2017 they have lost fantastic amounts of weight, with many of them hitting their target weights, improving their health and boosting their confidence.

'It's so rewarding to see people being able to do things that they didn't think were possible before losing weight, whether that's having more energy, feeling happier, wearing smaller clothes, taking up new hobbies, reducing medication or doing more with their family and friends. Every week I feel extremely lucky to play even a small part in people's achievements and I felt very honoured to represent our Slimming World groups at the Slimming World Awards.

Cuddling up to Peter was a real treat. He was bowled over by the difference Slimming World makes to people's lives and it reminded me what an important and privileged role I have as a consultant.'

Tamsin, who runs a Slimming World group at Clayton Whites Hotel, Wexford every Tuesday, adds: 'Lots of people will be making resolutions to lose weight and improve their health this New Year. I truly believe that joining a Slimming World group is the best way for people to lose weight, learn new habits and improve their lifestyle.

Peter, who set up his own foundation with Cancer Research UK - the Peter Andre Fund - after losing his brother to cancer, said he was thrilled to meet Nichola and Tamsin at the event.

'It was an honour to be invited to present the Slimming World Awards. I met so many incredible people who had lost amazing amounts of weight.'

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