PEOPLE in the Trowbridge area have lost so much weight with Slimming World last year that their achievement has won the Trowbridge team of Nicola Watters, Judy James, Sarah Foley and Sarah Dearden the District of the Year award.

The award was presented virtually at the group's annual conference, recognising the support the four have given to help Trowbridge slimmers lose over 1,455 stone in the last year.

Nicola said: "It feels just as special receiving it virtually this year. I truly love my job and I feel so passionate about helping people to change their lives by losing weight. We’ve been running our groups virtually since March and the continued magic has been electric.

"Even on-screen, seeing members achieve their dreams is so rewarding and being given this recognition really is the icing on the cake. Although I must admit, I can’t wait to have everyone back together in person!

“This award isn’t just a triumph for me but also for all Trowbridge Slimming World members. Trowbridge members have lost an amazing 20,381lb which is over 1,455 stone in the last year including lockdown, and each week as members lose weight I see them growing in confidence.

"Members who start their journey with their self-esteem at rock bottom start to hold their heads high as they lose weight successfully and share their experiences and success with the rest of the group. It was an honour hearing our District's name read out at the virtual ceremony – I still got a little dressed up for the occasion and with a little imagination I felt like I could have been on stage collecting the award with my colleagues!”