A ROMSEY weight loss manager has been congratulated for her work in helping people slim down – by singer and TV presenter Peter Andre.

Vanessa Steenton, who manages Slimming World groups in Romsey, got the chance to meet the celebrity when he presented her with a prize at the annual Slimming World awards.

The awards were presented by Andre and the organisation's founder and chair, Margaret Miles-Bramwell OBE in Birmingham.

Vanessa said: "I couldn't be prouder of the members in Romsey. 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 able to do things that they didn't think were possible.

"Every week I feel extremely lucky to play even a small part in people's achievements and I felt very honoured to represent Romsey at the awards."

Singer and presenter Peter Andre earlier this year, supported the weight loss firm's most successful fundraising event as they raised more than £3 million in two weeks.

Peter said: "It was an honour to be invited to present the awards.

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

"There's no doubt in my mind that Slimming World and people like Vanessa who run and manage the groups, are very special."

Vanessa said that meeting the singer had given her even more motivation to help the people of Romsey in the new year.

She added: "He was bowled over by the difference it makes to people's lives and it reminded me what an important and privileged role I have.

"Now I'm heading into 2018 super motivated to support even more people in Romsey to be inspired to lose weight and lead healthier and happier lives."


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