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London Marathon for Barrow and Millom Slimming World consultant

A SLIMMING world consultant is chasing her dreams after securing a place in this year’s TCS London Marathon.

Dawn Attwood will race with Team Slimming World at the major sporting event.

Dawn has been a consultant for Slimming World for ten years after losing four stones in her local group. She leads groups in Barrow and Millom.

Losing weight not only changed the shape of Dawn, 58, but gave her boundless energy and inspired her to try running.

Dawn said: “The great thing about the Slimming World plan is that activity is encouraged from the start.

“As a member, I was supported to find the level of activity that was right for me and it was definitely not running a marathon.

“I increased my activity over a period of time to be where I am today.”

Slimming World members are encouraged to start with as little as five minutes of exercise a day to start. It could be as simple as walking to the end of the street.

Dawn said: “Watching my members find the exercise they love and make it a daily habit with the health benefits it brings is one of the benefits of my job.

The Haverigg resident says exercising with friends builds engagement and the Millom Striders running group has been cheering Dawn on since the day she joined.

“I feel at my best physically and mentally at the moment and being chosen to run for Team Slimming World in the famous London Marathon is like the icing on the cake, a real privilege,” said Dawn. .

“I will be running with 11 other Slimming World consultants and members from across the UK to raise money for Cancer Research UK.”

If you would like to donate to CRUK and help the Slimming World team, you can donate on the Just Giving page at:

For those who want Dawn’s help on their weight loss journey, she can be contacted on 07720 612 734 or via Facebook.