Slimming World group leader meets Peter Andre and gets a cuddle
PUBLISHED: 14:55 30 December 2017 | UPDATED: 14:55 30 December 2017
A woman who runs a slimming group has been congratulated on helping slimmers to lose weight and change their lives by singer and TV presenter Peter Andre.
Karley Manthorpe, who runs a Slimming World group at Mill Lane Community Centre, Bradwell every Tuesday and at Shrublands Youth and Adult Centre, Gorleston every Saturday, said she was delighted to get a chance to cuddle up to Peter when he presented the annual Slimming World Awards.
She said: “I couldn’t be prouder of the members of the Bradwell group. 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 the Bradwell group 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. Now I’m heading into 2018 super motivated to support even more people in Great Yarmouth to be inspired to lose weight and lead healthier and happier lives.”
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 Karley at the event, which was held at Birmingham’s International Convention Centre.
He added: “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 and transformed themselves – inside and out. So there’s absolutely no doubt in my mind that Slimming World and people like Karley are very special.”
To join Karley Manthorpe’s groups call 07552 760668 or visit www.slimmingworld.co.uk to find your nearest group.