Melton Slimming World’s Mandy Cross is celebrating after reaching her 25th anniversary as a consultant and achieving the prestigious gold award again in her Melton morning group, her fifth and final group to do so.
Mandy joined Slimming World in Grantham in 1990 and, wanting to help others lose weight, went on to run her first group in Grantham in 1991.
And she soon jumped at the chance of taking over the Melton group when it became available that same year.
Mandy said: “Way back then no-one had heard of Slimming World. I had to promote, promote, promote to get the Slimming World name known locally and the Melton Times and Citizen was how I did it. We didn’t have social media in those days. Of course, 25 years on, it’s all very different.
“The time has flown by and I’ve loved every minute, I love my groups and I love my members, they know that.”
To mark her 25th year Mandy wanted to achieve something special and by achieving the prestigious gold award again in her Melton morning group, her fifth and final group to do so, she’s done just that.
She added: “It’s a real honour. I’m so proud of all my five gold awards, three here in Melton, one in Grantham and one in Birstall.”
In Melton there are currently four Slimming World groups, with eight sessions: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings and Wednesday mornings. There are also plans in place to open a Saturday morning group soon.
Mandy currently runs the Wednesday morning group at 9.15am and 11.15am from Sage Cross Church and Community Centre, near Morrisons.
For more information call Mandy on (01664) 567260 or visit www.slimmingworld.co.uk