Slimming awards

Slimming World Manager Linda Middleton meets comedian Jason Manford.
Slimming World Manager Linda Middleton meets comedian Jason Manford.

Linda Middleton scored a big 10 out of 10 from comedian Jason Manford when they met at Slimming World’s annual awards ceremony to celebrate its most successful slimmers.

Linda, who manages Slimming World groups in the Mearns, was thrilled to meet the funnyman, who shot to fame on TV panel show 8 Out of 10 Cats, at the event in Birmingham.

Jason said: “Presenting the Slimming World Awards was a real honour. I was blown away by the achievements of all of the slimmers who joined us on stage. Throughout the day I met so many inspirational people, not only the slimmers collecting awards but also the amazing people like Linda who run and manage the groups and help them achieve so much. It’s literally changed their lives beyond all recognition.”

Linda says meeting Jason Manford was the perfect ending to another extraordinary year for Slimming World. The national organisation helps more than a million people every year to lose weight and lead healthier, happier lives.

“But there’s still a lot of work to be done. With some of the highest levels of obesity in Europe in the UK, in 2012 we want to help even more people to slim down and improve their health. 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 join us,” said Linda.