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Borehamwood WeightWatchers club leader wins diamond leader award
A weight loss club leader has been handed an award for inspiring hundreds of people to shed the pounds.
Jemma Gish, who holds a weekly WeightWatchers meeting once a week in Shakespeare Drive, Borehamwood, won the diamond leader award at a ceremony on Sunday.
The 39-year-old said she never expected to win the award but could not be more proud of her achievements.
She added: “I am just absolutely thrilled. My name was one of the last to be called up and I went absolutely mental and ran around like a lunatic. I was so excited.
“I won the award because I have motivated so many people in the club to lose weight. It really is a fabulous honour.
“The amazing thing about is that I was one of 20 people who won the award, that really makes you realise how much you have achieved.
“I am so proud of my members and what they have achieved too. To get the award for helping people and doing something I love is amazing.”
Mrs Gish said the event, held at Wembley Stadium, was like “something out of the Oscars”.
The award honours leaders who have provided exceptional support to their members during their weight loss journey, and is only given out every two years.
The married Abbots Langley resident was inspired to start the Borehamwood-based group after shedding a total of 67lb another WeightWatchers club.
WeightWatchers operations director Samantha Rhodes, who presented Mrs Gish with the award, said: “We are delighted to have Jemma as part of the team and are immensely proud of the difference she makes in Borehamwood.”