SLIMMING WORLD AT THE EASTREA CENTRE CELEBRATES ITS 4TH YEAR! Anna opened her Slimming World group originally in Coates four years ago and moved the the Eastrea Centre two years ago where she runs the Monday evening at 5.30 and 7.30pm, and the Thursday morning at 9.30am. Anna looks after just shy of 200 members per week, but still has plenty of space in all her sessions with the 7.30pm the quietest of them. Slimming World fits in with members with dietary needs such as gluten and dairy free, vegetarians, vegans, diabetic members and pregnant and breastfeeding mothers. "I love my job! Its a joy to go to work and see my members each week,” Anna explained, “and I feel privileged they have chosen me to help and support them throughout their journey. I know what its like to struggle with your weight, and the highs and lows, but I also believe that it helps me become a better consultant as I can relate. I truly know how it feels and I make that promise I will do everything I can to help them achieve their target weight and stay there. “I wanted to share with you some of the things my members had to say about our groups:” Kera - “I have never been to a Slimming World group before joining this one. I have to say, I don’t think I would ever want to go anywhere else. The social team are always friendly and welcoming, Anna is always willing to go above and beyond to help and support her members and finally, the people in the group are extremely kind, friendly and helpful. They all seem to share in your success and want to try and help you through the bad weeks. There is such a warmth and caring atmosphere that it makes 8
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me actually want to stay (which says a lot). Without the support of Anna and the rest of the group, my journey would have ended a long time ago, but knowing I have such incredible support makes it so much easier to keep trying week in, week out. There is never any reason to go hungry. With the brilliant food optimising options, you can always find something to eat, be that at home or out for a meal somewhere. The only limitation is your own imagination. I was very unsure at first if Slimming World really was for me, the group and the plan has fully changed my mind.” Alison - “Our group is awesome, very friendly and full of encouragement. Food optimising means I never have to go hungry because there are so many free foods to choose from.” Elaine - “Such a lovely friendly group at Eastrea, from being a new member, you’re quickly given a very warm welcome and within a couple of weeks you’re part of the SW family. Thursday mornings wouldn’t be the same without the help, guidance and friendliness of this brilliant group.” Shelley - “It’s more than a group, it’s a family, it’s people who are all going through a journey of weight loss. It gives you support when you’re down and fills you with joy when you’re doing well. No judgments just friends. Food optimising gives you freedom with food and makes you learn your limits to give you a happier, healthier you.” To find out more either just turn up or call Anna on 07539 229365.
CAMBRIDGESHIRE REGIMENT ASSOCIATION (WHITTLESEY BRANCH) We would like to share with everyone that Memorial Benches are coming to Whittlesey and surrounding villages. We as an organisation have been successful in our application to the Tesco plastic bag fund for a grant of £4,000 to purchase the benches pictured above. Along with this grant we have had a donation from the March Branch of the Grenadier Guards Association and an offer from a Whittlesey Company to purchase a bench. Once all the required administration actions are completed, enabling us to place an order we will give details of the locations the benches will be installed. On behalf of the Association may I thank all the shoppers at Tesco's in March for selecting us as their most preferred worthy cause in the recent people’s vote. Bob Wicks, Chairman.
The Friends of St Mary’s Church Whittlesey would like to thank everyone who was involved in our annual Arts and Crafts exhibition earlier in May. Once again the event was a huge success with a grand total of £1,300 being raised over the days this event took place. There was no shortage of exhibits which were outstanding as well as a lot of creativity being showcased. We would also like to say a huge thank you firstly to Reverend Nigel and the staff for allowing us to use the church to hold this annual event. Also a thank you to everyone who helped set up as well as take down the event, a thank you also is extended to all the local shops that donated prizes for the raffle which was held. The Friends of St Mary’s Church would like to thank everyone for their support both during this event as well as all the events that we have taking place throughout the year.
The Fens July issue features an interview with Fenland artist Nick Tearle and we visit Ayscoughfee Hall