A SLIMMING World manager was congratulated on her success by Peter Andre at an annual awards ceremony.

Laurie Griffin, who runs groups in Droitwich, was congratulated by singer and TV presenter Peter Andre at the Slimming World Awards.

She said: “I couldn’t be prouder of the members in Droitwich.

"Throughout 2017 they have lost fantastic amounts of weight, with many of them hitting their target weights, improving their health and boosting their confidence."

"It’s so rewarding to see people being able to do things that they didn’t think were possible before losing weight, whether that’s having more energy, feeling happier, wearing smaller clothes, taking up new hobbies, reducing medication or doing more with their family and friends.

"Every week I feel extremely lucky to play even a small part in people’s achievements and I felt very honoured to represent Droitwich at the Slimming World Awards."

Mr Andre said he was thrilled to meet Laurie at the event, which was held at Birmingham’s International Convention Centre.

He said: “It was an honour to be invited to present the Slimming World Awards.

"I met so many incredible people who had lost amazing amounts of weight and transformed themselves – inside and out.

"Every one of them spoke passionately about how they couldn’t have made the changes they had to eat more healthily and become more active without the support, advice and encouragement of their consultant and group every week.

"So there’s absolutely no doubt in my mind that Slimming World and people like Laurie who run and manage the groups are very special.”

To find your nearest group visit slimmingworld.co.uk