Slimming World is 50 years old and we had a party. Though we like to call them parties, such events are really intended as taster sessions where we each take SW-friendly dishes, exchange ideas and share recipes. Here are my offerings for this evening’s party:
Fruit skewers (threaded onto Mikado biscuits) 0.5 syns each
Trifle (Slimming World friendly of course) 5 syns for the whole dish. In the spirit of the golden celebration, I bought some edible gold dust from Lakeland to sprinkle on top. I’m a tad disappointed that it looks more biscuit-coloured than gold. There are probably better ones but the pot will last for ages so I’m stuck with it!
As we paid tonight and our membership cards were swiped, we were in with a chance of an instant win – £50 worth of shopping vouchers. There were also some new Hi-fi bars (high fibre) available – Black Forest flavour. They are delicious. Apparently some of the boxes also contain shopping vouchers. So far as I’m aware, no-one in our group won, but there’s a second session running as I type.
In 1997 Slimming World launched their charitable foundation which has since raised more than £11 million pounds for charities such as The British Heart Foundation and is currently supporting Cancer Research UK, Great Ormond Street Hospital and the Irish Cancer Society.