Slimming World consultant Pat Forde celebrated his Dublin group’s success in style when he got to meet chat show host Alan Carr at a glitzy bash in the UK.
The comedian hosted the annual Slimming World Awards with the organisation’s founder, Margaret Miles Bramwell, and Pat, from Tyrellstown, said it was the perfect way to end 2019.
Pat runs ‘Slim With Pat’ SW groups in Hartstown every Monday as well as a morning group in Cabra and an evening group in Blanchardstown Village every Thursday.
He said: “The members at our groups make me burst with pride. Not only have they seen big changes on the scales, many have improved their health and completely changed their lives, too.
“For many people, taking that first step into a Slimming World group takes a huge amount of courage. But they’re always certain of a warm welcome.
“Watching people grow in confidence each week and take on things that they didn’t think possible before losing weight absolutely amazes me.
“I feel proud of the small part I play in supporting people to achieve their dreams and to celebrate alongside them when they do.”
Alan, who is best known for his show, Chatty Man, on Channel 4, said it was great to meet Pat at the event at Birmingham’s International Convention Centre and he left the awards “feeling uplifted and positive”.
Pat enthused: “We’ve just celebrated our fiftieth anniversary and I’m excited about what 2020 has in store.
“For anyone who may be thinking of taking that step to lose weight and improve their health this New Year, I truly believe that joining a local Slimming World group is the best way for people to learn new habits and make long-term healthy changes.”