Claire is keen to help others

Claire Foster who has taken over a Slimming World group after losing weight.
Claire Foster who has taken over a Slimming World group after losing weight.

A woman who lost more than six stone through Slimming World is looking to pass on tips and advice to others.

Claire Foster joined her local group after finding her work uniform did not fit properly and her buttons kept popping open.

She initially rejected joining a slimming group as she had a degree in sport and exercise science and nutrition but as time went on realised she could not do it alone and needed weekly support.

Claire said: “One day passing my local shops I saw an advert for Slimming World and, as it was very close to where I lived, I thought to myself I have nothing to lose but the weight, so that night I popped along.”

She lost six-and-a-half stone in 14 months.

Claire has now taken over the group in St Cuthbert’s Church, Albion Road, North Shields, every Thursday from 5.30pm to 7.30pm. For more contact her on 07982 678460.