A GROUP of weight loss experts have been awarded for the work to help others shed pounds.
Slimming World consultants Sharon Simpson and Pauline Fox, who run various groups in South Tyneside, have been given ‘Gold’ status for their success in supporting slimmers.
We absolutely love our jobs, we are passionate about helping people to transform their lives by losing weight and seeing them succeed is reward enough, but being given this recognition for the whole group really is the icing on the cake.Sharon Simpson, Slimming World consultant
Fellow consultants Katherine Stewert, David Ducasse and Claire Ball have been awarded ‘Pearl’ status.
The accolade is given to Slimming World consultants who consistently have 100 or more members in their group over several months, and when the service they provide is so good that members come back week after week because they’re losing weight, and wouldn’t miss their weekly group for anything.
It represents the highest level of service in slimming and places South Tyneside in the top five per cent of the organisation’s 3,500 consultants, meaning the borough is home to some of the best slimming support in the UK.
Sharon said: “We are delighted to have received the ‘Gold’ and ‘Pearl’ award. We absolutely love our jobs, we are passionate about helping people to transform their lives by losing weight and seeing them succeed is reward enough, but being given this recognition for the whole group really is the icing on the cake.
“This award belongs to the South Tyneside group’s 600 plus members. They’re the ones who make our groups the success that they are, with their fabulous commitment, the wonderful support they give each other every week, and obviously, their impressive weight losses while following Slimming World’s food optimising eating plan.
“They make the group a fun place to be and I can safely say I always look forward to going to work. I truly believe I have the best job in the world. Obesity is at record levels everywhere and with many adults and young people being affected, many people in South Tyneside are suffering a range of weight-related health problems from diabetes to heart problems and feelings of low self-worth that impact on their working and personal lives every day.
“It’s never been more important that overweight people get the support to make changes to lead healthier lives – both for themselves and the future generations, their children, too.”
For more information on any of the groups, contact Sharon 077 6525 3342 or go to www.slimmingworld.com to find a group near you.