Peterborough woman is an inspiration to others

S o what were your New Year’s Resolutions? Please say it wasn’t to say ‘HNY’ to everyone you met (when did that become a thing? It’s ‘Happy New Year’ or nothing at all, no abbreviations needed – and definitely nothing needed after January 10, unless you’re speaking to a long lost cousin from a faraway country that you haven’t spoken to since October!) according to PCR 103.2FM.

Sunday, 26th January 2020, 8:13 am
Lucie Hadley - before and after

Most resolutions revolve around health and happiness, and are also broken by mid-January (statistics say around 65%). On the Drivetime Show, Craig interviewed local Slimming World representative Clair Albone, who, together with other reps, is dedicated to helping people find happiness within their own bodies. Their ethos is not about diets, but changing your lifestyle forever.

Clair brought with her Lucie Hadley, a local lady who won National Young Slimmer of The Year for 2019. Lucie’s story is an inspiration to other young people who maybe suffer from bullying and low self-esteem through their weight problems. She realised she needed to do something when she started in a new relationship and felt that she was holding her partner back when they wanted to do things as a couple. Her message was to find a local Slimming World, and take the step of going through the door where you’ll find lots of supportive people who have been there and have gone through a similar experience. You’re not alone, and somebody who listened to the show or reads this article could be next year’s Slimmer of The Year! Head over to Slimming World in Peterborough on Facebook and take the first step.

What would you decide to do for your birthday? Spa day? Meal? Drinks with friends? Gemma Scholes has chosen to run the Virgin London Marathon 2020 to raise money for the ‘British Heart Foundation’, and The Lock-In Radio Show were very pleased to promote her cause on their ‘What’s Occuring’ slot.

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Gemma’s sister, Kim, was born with transposition of the great arteries, a serious and rare heart defect. She was only expected to live for 6 months and at the age of 3 months underwent major open heart surgery. Thankfully, the surgery was successful and she has led a relatively ‘normal’ life.

However, due to poor heart function she was fitted with a pacemaker at the age of 27. Now aged 33, she has been diagnosed with stage 2 heart failure. This inspired Gemma to raise money for the charity.

She is also organising other events to raise money too. Her Curry and Quiz night in Stamford is tomorrow (Friday). Donate,at uk.virginmoneygiving.com/GemScholes

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