The people of Rotherham were once again invited to ditch the winter woollies and ‘be seen in 2014’ with Reshape Rotherham, the free NHS weight loss service run by The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust (TRFT).
Reshape Rotherham is available to anyone registered with a Rotherham GP with a BMI of 25 to 40kg/m2. Anyone enrolling on and completing the course in January and February this year was automatically entered into a free prize draw with a chance of winning a range of prizes including; a makeover at Hair@Sorby’s and photo-shoot, tickets to a Rotherham United football match, tickets to see the Rotherham TITANS, a month’s gym membership for the Holiday Inn Rotherham and DC Leisure and a Sunday lunch for two at Carlton Park Hotel!
Alyson Fedak, Weight Management Team Leader at TRFT said: “We are really proud that over 88% of people attending Reshape lose weight, with many of those also gaining much more in other aspects of their health. At Reshape, we encourage everything in moderation and help each person to reach their individual goals. Well done to this year’s prize winners, and a big thank you to our prize sponsors; it is great to be able do something special for those who have achieved so much!”
Lorraine Newey from Bramley, lucky winner of the makeover and photo-shoot, lost over two and a half stone on the Reshape Rotherham programme. She said: “I was referred to Reshape after suffering with regular shoulder pain and attended the group at Wickersley Library, which I found to be very friendly, relaxed and educational. I couldn’t believe how much sugar and calories were in some foods and drinks! Since completing the course, I have continued eating healthily and my shoulder has improved greatly! Winning the makeover and photo-shoot was a lovely surprise; I have never won anything and the whole experience has been absolutely great.”
Prize winner Lorraine Newey after her make-over at Hair@Sorby’s, with Weight Management Team Leader, Alyson Fedak and the make-over team.
Football match tickets winner Dave Rhodes attended Reshape with his wife, Sue, and they have thoroughly enjoyed the whole Reshape experience. They said: “The Reshape Programme is fun but also very educational and eye-opening. Between us, we have lost approximately two and a half stone and, since finishing the 10-week course, we are continuing to lose weight in a controlled and sustainable way. Without exception, everyone we met was friendly and mutually supportive and we have found it very easy to continue with this new way of eating.”
Pat Taylor, staff member at the Trust, contacted Reshape after seeing an advertisement at her GP surgery. Pat lost an amazing 20lbs whilst attending the 10-week programme at Maltby. She said: “Reshape was very educational for me. It focuses on food groups, nutritional values and the need for balance to achieve a healthy weight loss. The weight management consultant was very encouraging, so much so that I have friends that are waiting to start the next programme in Maltby. I will use what I have learned from Reshape to lose more weight and most importantly, keep it off.”
Pat won a month’s free gym membership to her local DC Leisure Centre in the Reshape prize draw.
RUFC tickets winner, Dave Rhodes and his wife, Sue and Winner of a month’s free gym membership for DC Leisure, Pat Taylor with Weight Management Team Leader, Alyson Fedak.