This year marks 50 years since the first Slimming World group opened its doors and members of the Pershore Slimming World groups, run by Jess Wells are looking forward to celebrating the golden milestone in style.

Jess says the groups, who lost a combined weight of 483 stone in 2018, has already lost 117 stone so far this year.

She said: “If anyone in Pershore is thinking of embarking on a weight-loss journey, Slimming World is definitely the place to be – not only do we have five decades of experience helping millions of people to lose weight, we also have a fabulously fun calendar of celebrations planned throughout the year.”

Jess has proved she’s weight-loss royalty after winning three awards for her work in helping people in the area to slim down and improve their health.

Jess, who has lost 2st with Slimming World herself, received a Ruby, Sapphire and Golden promotion award for her efforts in January.

The Golden promotion award, was given to consultants who welcomed over 50 new members to their group in one month.

Jess, who welcomed 107 new members in total across her two groups, said: "‘I’m absolutely thrilled and honoured to receive the awards! To achieve it in our golden anniversary year is really quite special."