A SLIMMING coach from Stourbridge has struck gold after winning a national award for her commitment to helping people lose weight.

Kerry Morgan, from Oldswinford, won the gold award from Slimming World in recognition of her work to help over 100 people reach their weight loses goals.

The mum-of-two received her award from TV presenter and Strictly Come Dancing champion Ore Oduba at a glitzy award ceremony at the ICC in Birmingham.

Celebrating her win, Kerry 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 Oldswinford group’s 140 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, above all, 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 Oldswinford group have so far this year collectively lost a whopping 253 and half stone, with Kerry's award now placing her as one of the most successful of Slimming World’s 4,000 consultants.

Kerry added: "Obesity is at record levels everywhere and with 75 per cent of adults in Dudley being affected, many people here 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 people who struggle with their weight get the support to make the changes needed to lead healthier lives – both for themselves and their children, too.”