A weight loss group is celebrating a sixth year with their consultant who went on to help members lose nearly 2,000 stone collectively.
Angie Ashton, 44, of Beverley, has been the weight loss consultant at Slimming World in Leven for the past six years, after she left her previous job working in a bakery.
During her time as a consultant with the group, Angie has gone on to significantly bolster the number of members attending weight-loss classes and meetings, as well as helping them to loose a collective of almost 2,000 stone.
Angie said: “To calculate the total amount of weight lost by members over the six years, we looked through all the records and it tallied up to nearly 2,000! “I think people enjoy coming to my sessions because I understand what it’s like to have a weight problem.
“I actually used to work in a bakery before I started work with Slimming World - I think that might have had something to do with my weight issue in the first place!
“The role has transformed my life, it’s such a heart-warming job and I just love it.”
Pat Bullamori, 62, of Leven, attends Angie’s classes on Tuesdays at 5.30pm, and since starting in September 2013 has lost five stone and two pounds.
Pat said: “Angie’s absolutely brilliant she is so encouraging, I have never lost this amount of weight before.
“She is just wonderful - she is always there for you if you’re having a bad week.
“I have tried other weight loss classes before but with Angie I have managed to lose and keep off the weight.
“I was voted by my peers Slimming World Woman of the Year!
Another member, Tracey Ford, 50, of Beverley, said: “I used to go to Angie’s classes in Beverley, but she left and I went with her.
“She’s always there for you, and I won woman of the year 2014 at the Beverley class!”
Since Angie started the group has gone on to amass nearly 100 members who attend sessions at Leven Recreational Hall on Tuesday, at 5.30pm and 7.30pm, and from 6 January a session will also be held at 3.30pm on Tuesdays.
Angie added: “Everyone is in the same boat and we are all there for the same reason.
“We have been there ourselves - we’ve done it all and got the t-shirt.”
If you are interested in joining the Leven Slimming World group you can contact Angie on 07745 934257.