New slimming group launches as a Wisbech woman loses 10 stone in less than two years

PUBLISHED: 11:33 28 August 2018

Carol Hawkins lost more than 10 stone thanks to Slimming World

Carol Hawkins lost more than 10 stone thanks to Slimming World


A new slimming group is launching in Wisbech to help people pile off the pounds like a member who lost 10 stone in less than two years.

Sarahl Hawkins lost weight thanks to Slimming WorldSarahl Hawkins lost weight thanks to Slimming World

Sally Shipley is opening a new group on Saturday September 1 at 9.30am at the Queen Mary Centre in Wisbech,

Her most successful member went from 21 stone to 11 stone in less than two years.

In her two and a half years as a consultant, Sally has helped 153 members reach their weight loss target and a further 192 members to lose more than 10 per cent of their starting weight.

She said: “Obesity is a real problem in the UK with more than 40 million people struggling with their weight.

Sarah lost her baby weight thanks to Slimming WorldSarah lost her baby weight thanks to Slimming World

“Childhood obesity is a grave concern. Slimming World’s unique free 2 go plan offers young people aged 11-15 support in making healthier choices.”

One of her members, Carol Hawkins, lost 10 stone in 21 months.

Sally said: “Carol woke on New Year’s Day in 2010 and announced she was going to join Slimming World.

“She weighed 21 stones 5.5 pounds. After a week she was 5.5lbs lighter and 21 months later, ten stones lighter.

“She says there were gains and ‘stay the same weeks’ but it had gone and it isn’t coming back.”

Sarah, Carol’s daughter, was then inspired to also lose weight having watched her mum’s success.

When she was asked to be a bridesmaid for a friend, Sarah decided she needed to do it as she did not want to let her friend down. .

Within 20 months she lost more than four stones, her balance improved and she found lots of new friends.

Sally said: “Another member, Sarah, joined at 28 weeks pregnant with her second baby after ballooning through the first two trimesters and with Slimming World help she safely minimized her weight gain to the end of the pregnancy.

“At 15 months after having her daughter she reached her target weight, nearly four stones lighter than what she weighed at 40 weeks pregnant.”

As well as the new group, Sally also runs groups at Wisbech Rugby Club on Wednesdays at 5.30pm or 7.30pm and Thursdays at 9.30am/11.30am.

To find out more contact Sally on 07919 410258.

More news stories


A church draped in poppies, a wartime street party, bells ringing for peace and an exhibition of signed Dad’s Army memorabilia all formed part of remembrance weekend in Walsoken.


Hundreds lined the streets of Wisbech to remember those who laid down their lives in the First World War.


A couple in Emneth are distraught after their luxury caravan with equipment inside was stolen from their driveway.

A March man is among six people convicted of being members of the banned extreme right wing neo-Nazi group National Action.

Most read stories

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Read the Wisbech Standard e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Wisbech Standard weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy