Gold award for Rushden weight loss leader who has helped members lose 315 stone this year

Amie Craddock and members of her Slimming World groups in Rushden

Amie Craddock and members of her Slimming World groups in Rushden

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A weight loss expert from Rushden has struck gold for the work she does in helping more than 100 people lose weight at her group every week.

Amie Craddock, who runs the Rushden Slimming World morning group every week, has been awarded gold status by the national slimming club because of her success in supporting slimmers to reach their dream weight and the service she provides to members.

This award belongs to the Rushden group’s 120 members

Amie Craddock

The accolade is given to Slimming World consultants who consistently have 100 or more members in their group over several months, and when the service they provide is so good that members come back week after week because they’re losing weight and rarely miss their weekly group.

It places Amie in the top five per cent of the organisation’s 3,500 consultants and is the first time Amie has been awarded the prize since becoming a consultant in 2012.

Amie said: “I am delighted to have received the gold award.

“I absolutely love my job,

“I’m passionate about helping people to transform their lives by losing weight and seeing them succeed is reward enough, but being given this recognition for the whole group really is the icing on the cake.

“This award belongs to the Rushden group’s 120 members.

“They’re the ones who make our group the success that it is, with their fabulous commitment, the wonderful support they give each other every week, and, obviously, their impressive weight losses while following Slimming World’s food optimising eating plan.

“They make the group a fun, buzzy place to be and I can safely say I always look forward to going to work.

“I truly believe I have the best job in the world.

“The Rushden group has really put healthy weight loss on the map in Northants.

“Together, they’ve lost an amazing 315 stone this year.

“Obesity is at record levels everywhere, many people here in Northants are suffering a range of weight-related health problems from diabetes to heart problems and feelings of low self-worth that impact on their working and personal lives every day.

“It’s never been more important that overweight people get the support to make changes to and lead healthier lives – both for themselves and the future generations, their children, too.”

Slimming World consultants are awarded bronze, silver or gold status based on a range of measures, including size of group, commitment to members, weight loss success and member retention.

To join the Rushden group, which is held every Thursday at 9.30am, 11.30am and 1.30pm at Rushden Masonic Hall, pop along or call Amie on 07730 795235.