A SLIMMER who transformed her life after losing four stone is set to help other people achieve their weight loss goals.

Sara McCarthy joined a Slimming World group in Atherton in 2014 and dropped from size 20 to size 10 in just 10 months.

After training as a Slimming World consultant, Sara went on to run Lostock Parish Centre Slimming World in Bolton for more than four years.

She has helped hundreds with their weight and is a finalist in the Weight Loss Management Leader category of the Bolton Health and Wellbeing Awards being held on October 12.

Atherton Baptist Church members are getting ready to welcome her as their new consultant when she takes over the groups from Wednesday.

Sara, 37, who lives in Hindsford, said: "I couldn’t have lost five dress sizes without the weekly help, encouragement and understanding of my own consultant and group.

"As someone who has lost weight myself I know the challenges people can face, which is why, along with the group, I will be there to support every one of my members all the way to their chosen target weight.

"The eating plan encourages you to eat lots of tasty, filling foods like pasta, rice, potatoes and lean meat and fish, you are never hungry and no foods are banned so there’s no deprivation.

"As a single mum making it work for the whole family was so important to me. I can incorporate activity with enjoying time with my boys, Zac, seven, and Kieron, five.

"They love me joining in. We even tried rock climbing for the first time last month."

Sara’s Slimming World group classes will be held at Atherton Baptist Church every Wednesday, at 5pm and 7pm, and Thursdays at 9am, 11am, 5pm and 7pm.

For more information or to join Sara’s group contact her on 07446 957789.