South Yorkshire slimming stars win plaudits

Amazing: Lesley Haywood and Kerry Millson with Mark Wright.
Amazing: Lesley Haywood and Kerry Millson with Mark Wright.
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SLIMMING consultants from South Yorkshire were congratulated by a television celebrity at a glittering awards ceremony.

Diet gurus who run Slimming World classes across the city met Mark Wright, star of reality show The Only Way is Essex, at the weight-loss organisation’s annual awards to celebrate successful slimmers.

Mark, who hosted the ceremony with Slimming World founder Margaret Miles-Bramwell, said he was ‘blown away’ by the super slimmers and consultants.

Rotherham Slimming World consultants Lesley Haywood and Kerry Millson also met the reality star at the awards.

Mark said: “I met so many fantastic people, not only the slimmers collecting awards but also amazing people like Lesley and Kerry who run the Slimming World groups and help them achieve so much.

“Everyone commented that having the support of someone like these consultants and their Slimming World groups is really important too.

“I really feel the people of Sheffield are very lucky to have such a great support network on their doorstep.”

The awards were held in Birmingham.

Kerry, who runs a group in Kimberworth, said it had been the ‘perfect ending’ to the year.

She added: “There’s still a lot of work to be done.

“With one of the highest levels of obesity in Europe right here in the UK, we want to help even more people to slim down and improve their health starting this month.

“At this time of year lots of people will be making New Year’s resolutions and pledging to lose weight, and we’d love anyone who wants to make a change to come along and join us.”