Funny turn for Slimming World leaders

Left to right: Mandy Giraud, Jason Manford, Val Neame.
Left to right: Mandy Giraud, Jason Manford, Val Neame.

TWO women who have helped hundreds of Bicester people lose weight got to meet cheeky Manchester funnyman Jason Mansford at a glitzy awards ceremony.

Val Neame and Mandy Giraud, who run weekly Slimming World groups at the Clifton Centre in Ashdene Road, met Mr Mansford at an annual Christmas event to celebrate Slimming World’s most successful members.

Mr Mansford has appeared in shows including The One Show, 8 Out of 10 Cats, Show Me the Funny, Comedy Rocks and Live at the Apollo.

He said: “I know keeping weight in control is a challenge for a lot of us these days and I think the people of Bicester are very lucky to have people who are clearly as dedicated to their members as Val and Mandy are and to have such great support networks on their doorstep.”

Mrs Neame said meeting Jason Manford was the perfect ending to the year.

Mrs Giraud said: “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.”

Slimming World says it helps more than a million people lose weight every year. Contact Bicester Slimming World on 01869 243002 or 01869 242144.