Gold award for super slimmer

Jo Sandalls, Slimming World consultant from Hailsham, wins a gold award SUS-160629-153701001
Jo Sandalls, Slimming World consultant from Hailsham, wins a gold award SUS-160629-153701001

A weight-loss expert from Hailsham has struck gold for the exceptional work she does in helping more than 300 people in the area to lose weight every week.

Jo Sandalls, who runs her groups every week at the Methodist Church Hall in Hailsham, was presented with a prestigious gold award at Slimming World’s annual national awards ceremony in Birmingham on June 25 because of her success in supporting slimmers to reach their dream weight.

This accolade is awarded in recognition of achieving the highest levels of support for slimmers, with Jo giving expert advice to help the people of Hailsham reach their weight-loss goals week after week making Hailsham home to some of the best slimming support in the UK.

Jo said, “I’m delighted to have received this gold award.

“I truly love my job and I feel so passionate about helping people to change their lives by losing weight. Seeing them succeed is so rewarding and being given this recognition really is the icing on the cake.

“It’s not just a triumph for me though....this award belongs to my Hailsham members too. They make our groups at the Methodist Church Hall a fun and friendly place to be and I can safely say I’m always so excited to see everyone each week.

“I truly believe I have the best job in the world helping people to lose weight and achieve their dreams. Each week as members lose weight I see them growing in confidence. I see them changing their health, becoming more active, trying out new foods and recipes, and finding the courage to take on challenges that they’ve always dreamed of. Members who arrive at group with their self-esteem at rock bottom start to hold their heads high and stand tall as they lose weight successfully and share their experiences and success with the rest of the group.

“It was an honour to collect this award on stage in Birmingham – I just wish I could have taken all of my members with me.”

The Methodist Church groups have lost an amazing 1,034 stone in the last 12 months this year.

Pop in to one of Jo’s groups on Thursday at 3.30pm, 5.30pm or 7.30pm or Fridays at 9.30am. Call Jo on 07860 961465.

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