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Author: Age NI
Published on 22 August 2014 04:00 PM

Roy Samuels

Roy Samuels, from Strabane, is planning to drop pounds in order to gain pounds for Age NI.

Roy, who works for Allstate Northern Ireland in the town, has set himself a personal target of losing 4st in support of people in later life.

Roy said, ‘Having been a sporty type for most of my life, I’ve always been fit and healthy often riding to and from college or work in the rain, snow and storm. However, when I had a serious sports injury a couple of years ago, things changed. It was a long and difficult road to recovery and although I was given every opportunity to heal, my health was never the same. I struggled to manage my health and weight. For most of my adult life, I’ve been around 13st. I’m currently 17st and my aim is to get back to 13st which is within my normal, healthy weight range.’

Roy continued, ‘I’ve chosen to support Age NI as I believe that having good health and wellbeing is essential to enjoying a long and fulfilling life. Knowing that I’m doing this to help those who may not be enjoying later life as much as they should has given me a boost and a special focus to achieving my goal.’

Rosalind Cole, Community Fundraising Officer, said, ‘I’m delighted that Roy is taking part in his own slimming challenge for Age NI. I’m sure between his weight loss efforts and fundraising efforts he’ll motivate lots of people and raise vital funds for older people.’

Roy will be writing a blog about his journey and experiences, with a few hints and tips for anyone else taking a similar path.

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For more information: Call Age NI Advice: 0808 808 7575