Roisin stands up next to top comedian

Slimming World Manager Roisin McQuillan meets comedian Jason Manford at the Slimming World Awards.
Slimming World Manager Roisin McQuillan meets comedian Jason Manford at the Slimming World Awards.

ROISIN McQuillan scored a big 10 out of 10 from comedian Jason Manford when they met at Slimming World’s annual awards ceremony to celebrate its most successful slimmers.

Roisin, who manages Slimming World groups in Banbridge, was thrilled to meet the funnyman, who shot to fame on TV panel show 8 Out of 10 Cats, at the event in Birmingham.

Roisin says meeting Jason Manford was the perfect ending to another extraordinary year for Slimming World, but saud there is a lot more work to be done.

“With some of the highest levels of obesity in Europe here in the UK, in 2012 we want to help even more people to slim down and improve their health starting this January. At this time of year lots of people will be making New Year’s resolutions and pledging to lose weight, and we’d love anyone who wants to make a change to come along and join us.

“Even if they’ve struggled to stick to resolutions in the past, there’s no need to be put off. Slimming World’s Food Optimising eating plan isn’t a diet, it’s an easy, healthy way of eating that the whole family can enjoy. By making small easy changes to the way they shop, cook and eat, members see a big difference on the scales. Better yet because members can enjoy unlimited amounts of a long list of everyday foods from fruit and veg to pasta and rice and lean meat to eggs and fat free dairy, they never have to go hungry. And that’s the biggest issue for slimmers. When you combine this with all the support, fun and friendship that members

Salford-born stand-up Jason, who has appeared on a string of television shows including Show Me the Funny, Comedy Rocks and Live at the Apollo, joined Slimming World’s founder Margaret Miles-Bramwell OBE, FRSA to host the ceremony.

He said: “Presenting the Slimming World Awards was a real honour. I was blown away by the achievements of all of the slimmers who joined us on stage. Throughout the day I met so many inspirational people, not only the slimmers collecting awards but also the amazing people like Roisin who run and manage the groups and help them achieve so much. It’s literally changed their lives beyond all recognition.

“I know keeping weight in control is a challenge for a lot of us these days and I think the people of Banbridge are very lucky to have people like Roisin who are clearly dedicated to helping slimmers and to have such great support networks on their doorstep. If anyone in Banbridge is thinking about trying to lose weight, I can honestly say that a Slimming World group is the place to do it!”