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The Cambridge Weight Plan Consultants

On Friday 20th April, 39 Cambridge Weight Plan consultants faced their fears at Zip World. Their challenge, to descend Velocity, the fastest zip wire in Europe.

However, their story began with something far tougher than Velocity. It began with them changing their own lifestyles to be healthier and helping others to do the same. The Cambridge Weight Plan supports people wanting to live healthier lives and lose weight. Consultants have taken on the plan themselves and then choose to support other people following in their footsteps with guidance and encouragement.

Together the consultants have lived through every pound lost, every sacrifice made and every achievement, creating a real comradery and self belief within the group, that they can do anything they put their mind to.

Together they've lost 150 stone

Velocity being based in Snowdonia, North Wales the consultants clocked up thousands of miles travelling from as far as Scotland and the South Coast to descend the frightening height at intense speed, to challenge themselves together and to raise funds for Diabetes UK.

As their challenge began something simple brought to light how far they’ve come. Being weighed publicly can be incredibly difficult. Before their weight loss the consultants might have struggled when in the kit room they were asked to step on the scales to see if they were eligible for the wire and have the details communicated over the radio. But no longer. Together they’ve lost 150 stone. A genuinely stunning achievement. They dreamed, they dared, they did it and everyone was able to take part.

Julia Tait from Stockport lost 6 stone on the Cambridge Weight Plan in 2012 and was inspired to do more.

“Losing weight really changed my life for the better, and to spread that amazing feeling I became a consultant myself in 2013. I’ve experienced how weight issues held me back.

So I decided in December that I would like to give myself a challenge and asked our Facebook consultant community if anyone wanted to join me at Zip World.

I never expected 38 others to join me. It took some organising but we were supported by Diabetes UK. Some consultants travelled 300 miles at their own expense, with us all congregating at the Royal Victoria Hotel in Snowdonia to galvanize our team spirit. The united encouragement on the day was intoxicating. Everyone completed the challenge which is incredible because for some of us heights were a massive element to overcome, never mind a descent at 100kmh.

During the day and evening we were stopped by several members of the public sharing their diabetes experience and stories, shaking our hands, donating and thanking us for our courage and contributions to Diabetes UK. We’ve made new friends, memories and they’re all asking #whatnext!

Not everyone wants to do something as crazy as a zip wire challenge but as consultants we help people overcome so much more than what we did on the 20th of April. People fight to control their Type 2 diabetes and lose weight, to qualify for IVF, to get ready for life saving operations, to name but a few. This zip wire was nothing compared to what people with diabetes face on a daily basis. I’m delighted to have been able to do something to help.

And to top it off we’ve smashed our team target and raised £11,758.93 for Diabetes UK, we’re presenting them with the cheque on 4th of May.

Follow in the footsteps of the incredible Cambridge Weight Plan consultants by orderings a fundraising pack today.

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