7th Feb 2018, Royal Wootton Bassett, United Kingdom - Hypnotherapist Helen Breward from Royal Wootton Bassett, is engaging in a spot of self-hypnosis to drop a dress size AND raise money for Wiltshire Air Ambulance by cutting out refined sugars from her diet throughout February. Helen’s fundraising target is £2,000 to go towards the £3.25 million air ambulance running costs each year.
Helen was inspired to raise funds for Wiltshire Air Ambulance after a BNI breakfast visit to their current airbase in Devizes last December. She met the crew, saw plans and a model for their new airbase at Semington, and heard how their speedy attendance at serious accident scenes can turn life and death situations around. The Bell 429 helicopter is equipped with the same kit as a land ambulance and extra specialist equipment. It’s like bringing a mobile A&E to people to give them the best medical care possible in places which are inaccessible by road. Helen was deeply impressed and says “The crew are such amazing people and so dedicated. It’s very humbling to visit them and we’re so lucky to have the Wiltshire Air Ambulance just in case we ever need it.”
Helen may have an added incentive because she is in demand as an international conference speaker. She will speak at the International Medical and Dental Association (IMDA – AKA “The Hypno Expo”) Conference in Daytona, USA in May, and again in Las Vegas in August. Her specialist subject is the “Menopause Hypnotherapy Programme” which she has developed herself. She is writing a book on the subject due for launch in May so she’ll want to look her best.
Helen runs Pebbles Hypnotherapy and Training and has helped hundreds of clients with weight loss, fear of flying and giving up smoking. Helen believes in helping people transform their lives and says “Like many people over Christmas I indulged in a few too many chocolates and rich food. I want to get back to healthier eating to shed some extra weight, so what better way to do it than raise funds for Wiltshire Air Ambulance? This has given me the added motivation I needed”. Helen will cut out foods that have refined sugar added like cake, chocolate and ice cream. Surprisingly, a lot of bread has sugar added too, so the challenge will involve reading the ingredients lists on food labels carefully. She adds “This is going to be a real challenge, especially not being able to have my favourite ice-cream! I will be using my skills to hypnotise myself to reduce the appeal of sugar-filled foods that make us pile on the weight and fat”.
Valerie Whistler is the WAA Partnerships Coordinator and met Helen Breward at a BNI business networking event in Swindon. Valerie comments “We’re so grateful to Helen for choosing to support us and wish her well in her sugar free challenge. The funds she raises will help to keep our helicopter and crew flying and saving lives. We are a charity and we rely almost entirely on public donations to raise the £3.25 million a year we need to keep our essential service operational.”
If you would like to support Helen’s fundraising for the WAA’s life-saving work, go to https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/HelenBreward to donate. Finally, Helen is offering to help other would be fundraisers achieve their fundraising and weight-loss goals. She says “If anyone else fancies fundraising for the Wiltshire Air Ambulance by taking part in “Sugar-Free February” I can supply a hypnosis recording to help them help themselves. Call 01793 852242 or email firstname.lastname@example.org