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2014 Award Finalists Announced Tomorrow!

October 7, 2014

earls courtOur 4th National Annual Awards in association with Ideal Weight are about to reveal over 20 Finalists in the 2014 Awards.

We have received thousands of votes for those companies, organisations and individuals providing the very best lifestyle and “Me Time” activities, classes, events and support for adults across the UK!

Our What’s On 4 Me 2014 Awards recognise the great work that your activity providers do, especially the ones who you feel go above and beyond the call of duty, and our Awards will give them the praise they deserve at our fabulous Awards Ceremony hosted on the catwalk stage at the Ideal Home Show at Christmas!

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British Nannies – What’s On 4 Me 2013 Sponsor

November 7, 2013

British Nannies

What’s On 4 Me 2013 Awards Sponsor

British Nannies Logo (Web version)Providers of high quality childcare to families across the UK and internationally. We take pride in listening to – and meeting – every detail of a parents childcare wishes and a Nanny’s career aspirations.

Whether you need someone to help look after your children full-time while you work or just for the holidays, we can help! We can help find Nannies & Au Pairs for any family based anywhere in the UK.

We have a proven track record of finding highest quality childcare that is suited to your needs. As part of the British Nannies Group service we are able to help find and place Nannies in destinations around the world.

We’d be very happy to offer a 10% discount on our placement fees when the special offer code WO4M is used.

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Kelly’s Kitchen – What’s On 4 Me 2013 Sponsor

November 5, 2013

Kelly’s Kitchen, Lancashire

What’s On 4 Me 2013 Awards Sponsor

CooLogo2king with Kelly ~ in Kellys Kitchen ~ is a brand new cooking channel bringing you authentic home-made cuisine that everyone can cook in their own home.

From over 15 years extensive experience, Kelly brings the very best tips and recipes to transform your OWN kitchen into a world of fine cuisine and cookery.

See her brand new videos for a taste of world cuisine that you can cook at home!

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Ideal Weight – What’s On 4 Me 2013 Headline Sponsor

October 22, 2013

Ideal Weight

What’s On 4 Me 2013 Headline Sponsor

Ideal_weight_120x120At Ideal Weight we see things differently. We believe that losing weight isn’t the hardest part – it’s keeping it off that’s tricky. That’s why learning the skills for long term weight management is at the heart of what we offer.

Unlike most weight loss plans, we don’t believe ‘one size fits all’. Your ideal weight is personal to you, and only you should decide what it is. We offer a range of eating plans to kick start your weight loss journey combined with weekly weight management sessions with one of our Ideal Weight coaches.  This means that when you reach your ideal weight you’ll have all the tools and skills you’ll need to stay there.

We use the Body Mass Index to accurately measure if you are overweight or obese and your Ideal Weight coach will use this calculation to help you choose which of our plans is suitable for you. The Body Mass Index calculation is a basic and widely accepted way to measure if you’re overweight or obese. Medical professionals use BMI to assess health risks. For example, the higher your BMI the higher your risk of certain diseases such as high blood pressure, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, gallstones, breathing problems and some cancers.

We know the only way to successfully maintain your ideal weight once you’ve reached it, is to change your relationship with food. Our coaches are trained weight management experts who’ll not only support and listen to you through the usual ups and downs of your weight loss journey, but more importantly, they are there to help you build a positive relationship with food for the future.

Weight Loss Plans

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Our range of weight loss plans have been developed to fit in with your lifestyle. Ideal Weight offer three eating plans to help you kick start your weight loss journey. On the 4 Plan, all your meals are replaced with four nutrition packs a day and you will have a daily milk allowance. Because this is a very low calorie eating plan and your long-term health is important to us, not everyone who comes to us can do the 4 Plan, and those who are able to, can only stay on this plan for a maximum of eight weeks. Your coach will discuss whether this is an option for you.

The 3 Plan and 2 Plan consist of nutrition packs (you can choose from our range of delicious shakes, soups, meals and bars which are all suitable for vegetarians), plus meals which you’ll prepare for yourself from our list of every day food options, which includes a daily fruit and milk allowance. Using this you’ll be able to prepare yourself meals like creamy salmon, pork stir-fry, curries and casseroles.

You’ll have a weekly session with your Ideal Weight coach to have a better understanding of why you have gained weight in the past and what behavioural changes you can make to manage your weight better in the future.

Maintaining your Ideal Weight

Once you’ve lost weight and are close to your ideal weight, you’ll have already started putting into practise the skills you’ll need to help you maintain your weight in the future. When you reach this stage your coach will introduce you to our weight management eating plans. The 1 Plan is the first step towards weight maintenance. This plan includes one nutrition pack a day alongside three meals which you’ll prepare for yourself from an extended list of every day foods, plus you will still continue to attend your weekly session with your Ideal Weight coach.

Once you’ve finished the 1 Plan, and are ready to start maintaining your ideal weight, you’ll start experimenting with food choices, portion sizes and new recipes, and fully put to use all the new skills you developed during your weight loss phase. And of course, the support of your coach and group will also continue throughout this time.

Ideal Weight Coaches

Our coaches are at the heart of Ideal Weight, so finding the right people to work with us is crucial to our success. We recruit people from all backgrounds, however, there’s one common thread – you must have excellent people skills and empathy. We recruit against a competency framework to ensure that all Ideal Weight coaches offer the best possible service to our clients. If you think you have the skills to help our clients reach their ideal weight and stay there, contact us now, we’d love to hear from you!

Ideal Weight at the Ideal Home Show

Come and visit the Ideal Weight stand located in the Woman’s section for your free BMI check, and enter our competition where one lucky winner will win a spa break voucher for 2. Ideal Weight will also be offering free membership to all new joiners at the show, details of which can be found by visiting the stand.

Ideal Weight will also be returning to the catwalk this Christmas with a new show every day at 12pm and 1pm. They have a great show planned this Christmas, with some festive fun and a few surprises.

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What’s On 4 Me 2013 Awards Nominee – Lewis Denny, Northumberland

September 11, 2013

All Awards nominees are given the opportunity to showcase their great work on our Blog.  So, remember to Sign up for our Blog to hear news of other nominees coming shortly!

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Lewis Denny is a singer, DJ, event host, radio presenter & most of all, a charity fundraiser only at the age of 17.

Currently studying performing arts at the Sage Academy of Performing Arts, Lewis has gained a number of achievements & opportunities, one of them being that he carried the Olympic Torch in Alnwick, Northumberland and lit the cauldron in Alnwick Castle. Lewis was nominated through Northumberland County Council.

Since then, Lewis has been invloved in a number of great opportunities including performing for holiday company Park Resorts, dancing for chart topper ‘Plan B’ on his tour in Newcastle, and performing at a number of charity events, pub/clubs, OAP homes and many other functions & events in & around the area.

Being involved with What’s On 4 Me is going great so far and I want to wish everyone a massive good luck in the voting stages!

Lewis 🙂

Lewis Denny has been nominated in the category Best Entertainment, Celebration or Event Provider AND in the category of Volunteer of the Year. To vote for Lewis please visit the What’s On 4 Me Awards website and click the Voting Link.

If you want to keep updated and find out how to attend our glittering Awards Ceremony at Earls Court in November, as part of the Ideal Home Show at Xmas, then add your details here
 

Cycling Challenge & Family Fun Day 15th September – in aid of Hearts & Minds

August 29, 2013

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Join us for a Hearts and Minds Cycling Challenge  Family Fun Day   

15th September 2013!

Starting and finishing in the stunning grounds of Capethorne Hall the ride will comprise of an intermediate and advanced course, both warming up with a rolling 12 miles through the heart of the Cheshire countryside.

Next is where the “Challenge” comes in!

The course will head off towards Bosley Hill and the famous “Dumbers” climb towards Buxton and will branch off towards the little village of Flash – At 1560ft home of the highest pub in England!

At this point the advanced ride will peel off towards Bakewell. Taking in some of Derbyshire’s most spectacular vista’s, climbs and hamlets (and fast, fun descents!) It will loop back to Buxton and then take in the stunning climb through The Goyt Valley and finally descending back into Cheshire after over 3500ft of climbing.

The intermediate course will still be a challenge with a fast descent from Flash into Buxton and will take in Long Hill and The Goyt Valley before rolling along Clough Brook through the lovely valley of Wildboarclough before climbing back over the Dumbers and descending back into Cheshire. Make no mistake! This is still a challenge and takes in nearly 2500ft of climbing – enough to test the majority of keen cyclists!

You will be joined on this ride by our Patron Rik Waddon. Rik has been an inspiration to many with his fantastic cycling career which has included multiple successes in the Paralympics and World Championships.

All cyclists who have registered for this event will receive  a voucher giving 10% discount off all none sale accessories and clothing at the Manchester Cycle Surgery store. Cycle Surgery will also have a bike maintenance area at the start / finish area and will be on hand to help with any mechanical problems. They will also have a stock of spare parts available should you need them. There will be a number of drink stations and marshals along both routes as well as a medical team for your safety. We will also have a Family Fun Day at Capesthorn Hall for your family to enjoy while you are cycling.

To register for this event please visit Hearts & Minds Challenge

What’s On 4 Me 2013 Awards Nominee – Kev’s Klub, Hartlepool, Co Durham

August 21, 2013

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Kev’s Klub was established in September 2005 by Project Managers Kevin and Allison McLean.  Kev’s Klub is a non-profit organisation that has been running for over seven years. They help young people over 17 years old with special needs, and their family members and carers. They give advice on practical things such as healthy eating, benefits and lifestyle choices, as well as fun, social and educational activities.

Hello my name is Allison, me and my husband Kevin have both worked in the care sector since 1999 giving us a good insight into what we think clients and carer’s need to socialise.

Kev's KlubKevin is a full time Senior Social Care Support Worker for a large Care company which is based all over the UK, with an office based in Hartlepool. Kevin is a father of 4 and grandfather to 4 wonderful children. I used to be an Activities Coordinator in an Elderly Residential Home in the town, but I had to retire due to a mobility disability. I am a mother of 2 so now have 6 between us; so as you can imagine Christmas is very busy. We live locally with my youngest daughter and Tilly the daft dog border collie.

Kev’s Klub was born through a lack of things to do on a Evening in Hartlepool.  We got the idea of a club because we felt there is very little to do in Hartlepool on a budget. Kev’s Klub is not a club to do things but a club to socialise and relax.

Kev’s Klub is Self Sufficient none profit voluntary group that does not rely on funding, we are not backed by any governing group or company, all monies raised each week goes back into the club the following week.

The centre is disabled friendly with facilities on ground level and a disabled toilet. Activities now include a variety of things to do for instance we have indoor bowls, pool, bingo, table games, dominoes, art and crafts.

You can either come along on your own or with your carer depending on your needs.

We offer all our carers the chance to relax by giving them free access to a Reiki session from a fully qualified Reili Master.

We open 1 night a week every Wednesday 6pm-9pm based in a small community centre within Hartlepool.

We recently won an Community Achievement Award – from our local Housing Group called Vela. We were totally over whelmed by this award to know that after 7 years we are finally been recognised within the community. The nominations were for a single person or group who go beyond the call of duty in helping others, whether that be the young, old or disabled people or who have improved the area in which they live

To find out that we have been nominated for a What’s On 4 Me Award is just so amazing, and that we have made it into the Voting stage is just so wonderful.  To think people actually believe in our little club is just out of this world! We would like to thank everyone for voting for us so far and wish that after reading my little story others will feel the need to vote for us too………

We have been nominated in 3 catergories

1) Best Community Fund Raising Group or Charity Group

2) Best Relaxation, Retreat or Getaway Provider

3) Best Socialising, Networking or Support Group

To vote for Kev’s Klub please visit the What’s On 4 Me Awards website and click the Voting Link.

For more information about us please look at our web page www.kevsklub.webs.com or check us out on facebook.

Thank you for reading my blog,

Allison x

If you want to keep updated and find out how to attend our glittering Awards Ceremony at Earls Court in November, as part of the Ideal Home Show at Xmas, then add your details here
 

“Super-Mum”preneur Clare Wingfield is “One to Watch” as the UK’s first ‘What’s On 4 Juniors’ regional franchisee takes on the coveted South East!

May 15, 2013

Mumpreneur Clare Wingfield is the newest member to join the multi-award winning ‘What’s On 4’ international team as she takes on the What’s On 4 ‘Junior’ activity websites & BabyExpo Baby Show events in the coveted South East Region  – www.whatson4littleone.co.uk, www.whatson4schoolkids.co.uk, www.whatson4kidsparties.co.uk and www.babyexpobabyshows.co.uk

Clare Wingfield - Profile Pic - Press ReleaseHaving spent two years in New York after a glittering career in the City, Clare returned to leafy Surrey with husband Andrew and daughters Leah and Natalie.  Super-Mum Clare designed and built her new home recently and is now ready for her next challenge, soaring ahead with What’s On 4.

The What’s On 4 Junior websites and Baby Expo Events licenses have recently been offered across 12 regions of the UK and, with only a handful of places available, Clare swiftly seized the opportunity to be part of the international What’s On 4 business in her Region – the South East.

Clare says “With my youngest now at nursery it’s time for me to take on a new challenge!  Having a young family is a perfect excuse to get out, explore new places and meet new people, especially when you have just arrived in an area – but you have to know where to go and what’s on offer and that’s why I’m really excited to be running the What’s On 4 websites and BabyExpo Baby Show Events in my area”

The What’s On 4 websites promote thousands of activity businesses across the UK and attract over 75,000 visitors each month.  Clare is now responsible for the South East, with its tremendous fan and advertiser base and where What’s On 4 was launched by founder and MD Sam Willoughby from home countyHampshire over 7 years ago.  In addition, the BabyExpo Baby Shows are one of the most successful Baby Show brands in the UK, attracting 150+ exhibitors and around 4,000 visitors. Not being one to waste time, Clare’s event planning is already underway ~ so watch this space!

Clare joins at a pivotal time for What’s On 4 as the franchise programme gathers increasing momentum – paving the way for blanket national coverage across the UK, region by region. The  7thAnnual What’s On 4 Junior Awards with Konfidence have broken all records with nearly 60,000 votes now in from the UK alone and as What’s On 4 continues its international expansion, more and more parents and carers from around the world are enjoying these fantastic websites packed full of inspiration, information, activities and fun!

Bev O’Sullivan and Marilyn Bradshaw, the Master Franchisees for the What’s On 4 junior business in the UK say “Clare’s track record has shown that she is success-driven and ready for the challenge of running one of our most exciting Regions. We’re thrilled with Clare’s plans and have absolutely no doubt the Clare is “one to watch” in the Mumpreneur arena!”

If you would like to follow Clare’s footsteps and run our What’s On 4 Junior businesses in YOUR region then please email marilyn@whatson4.co.uk for more information.

 

 

 

Activity Discounts and Freebies

April 24, 2013

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What’s On 4 Me have scoured the web to bring you all the best ACTIVITY DISCOUNTS & FREEBIES all in one place, and we’re adding more each day ~ so follow this Blog and check back again soon!

 

See here for National and Online Discounts or use the map to find your regional Activity Discounts!

Decline in Mineral Content of a Medium Apple

March 13, 2013

Decline in Mineral Content of a Medium Apple

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A recent report in the Daily Mail stated that an apple a day is not as good as it used to be.

Fruit and vegetables are being gradually stripped of the natural goodness which makes them beneficial for health, experts have found.

An alarming drop in essential minerals means that the apples and greens of today are nowhere near as good for us as those eaten 50 years ago.

Some fruits are also becoming sweeter than they were during the last century, leading to fears about tooth decay and obesity.

Nutrients needed to help the body and immune system work properly, balance hormones and produce vital blood cells are dwindling across a wide variety of fruit and vegetables, it emerged.

Five a day

Government health advice is to eat at least five portions of fruit and vegetables a day to help maintain health and possibly avoid some cancers.

But research…

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