A WEIGHT loss expert from the Cotswolds has won a silver award for the work she does in helping people in the area lose weight.

Bronwyn Heywood, who runs the Chipping Campden Slimming World group, has been given the ‘Silver’ status by the national slimming club because of her success in supporting local slimmers to reach their dream weight.

The accolade is awarded to Slimming World Consultants who have 100 members or more in their group return week after week.

It is the first time she has been awarded the prize since becoming a consultant in January 2010.

“I am delighted to have received the ‘Silver’ award for the Campden group," she said. " I feel passionately about helping people to transform their lives by losing weight in the same way that I did when I lost two stone nine pounds with Slimming World in November, 2009.

"Losing weight made me feel happier and healthier and gave me so much more confidence. If anyone had told me I was going to run a slimming club and stand up in front of 100 members every week, I would have laughed in their faces.

"Seeing the members in my group - mums, dads, grandmas and young people too - reach their target weight is so rewarding and receiving this award is just the icing on the cake."

To join the Chipping Campden Group, which is held every Tuesday from 5pm to 7pm at Chipping Campden High School, either pop along or call 01608 650281.