The past year has been extremely challenging for support groups everywhere, and Slimming World has been no exception.
Some have found this period very difficult (stress and comfort eating); some have actually found it easier (no eating out or socialising over cake); some have concentrated on weight maintenance. All are glad to be getting “back on the bus” for the sake of their health and wellbeing.
Our lovely consultant Luisa Glinn has worked extremely hard to keep everybody from going off the rails. She has organised weekly Zoom sessions on Wednesdays and Fridays, and personal messaging and phonecalls for those less comfortable with technology. Last summer, when we were “unlocked” for a few weeks, we met in a barn on Luisa’s farm so that we could remain socially distanced but still get the help and support we are used to.
We’re flooding back to the Methodist Church schoolroom for our weekly dose of common sense and empathy. Members who stepped back from Slimming World during the pandemic are being welcomed back, and many new members are joining. All are welcome, and with luck by the end of June we’ll be able to use the kitchen to make our tea and coffee – exciting times!
Comments from members:
I have absolutely loved groups being back and getting everyone excited about the healthy journey ahead xLuisa (Consultant)
Lockdown was hard but Luisa was always there for us no matter what. Karen
Love being back in group with all and getting to share our experiences though lockdown and a big thank you to Luisa for all her support though this difficult year. Wendy
I love being part of the Social Team… keeps me on track… Great to get back to the Scales and see everyone . Fab support as always xDawn
On Monday 25th January, SHARE members attended a Zoom talk on Community Energy Schemes by Dr Tim Jones of CEP. Despite a few IT difficulties, the event was very well organised and interesting.
The talk, hosted by St Cleer Outdoor and Environmental group, ranged far and wide over the relative benefits and costs of non-fossil-fuel heating; Cornish “Dickensian” housing stock; transport and other topics.
A mention of Carbon Footprints inspired us to look back to 2019 when SHARE commissioned a Carbon Footprint Report for South Hill Parish. Along with an analysis of energy supply and demand in South Hill,
Rain stops play on SHARE hydro project… but only for a while
If you even glanced out of the window in mid-December, you may have noticed the rain…lots and lots of it. So even though SHARE are pushing full tilt to getting the hydro project monitoring, we have to recognise that the extreme downpours and Orange weather warnings all impacted what we do. But there has been plenty of progress all the same.
No, not an ornithological sighting for the twitchers; rather a working party of wellies and waders to install the weir for SHARE’s hydro feasibility study.
The story so far: thanks to everyone’s generosity, we managed to raise all the funds necessary to get construction under way. Some of this started in isolation, but now we’re enjoying the luxury of Tier One, with socially distanced teamwork cranked into overdrive.
A pumpkin competition was organised for Halloween by Jemma Hames (Jem’s Book Shop). There was a wonderful response all around the parish, and prizes were donated by Meaders Cabinet Works, Helen at the Chutney Shed, Astrid Fischer, Eversfield Organics, Callington Tesco and Jem Books.
Photos were submitted to Facebook and in the end they were all so good that everybody had a prize!