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From 30st to running a half marathon for HOOP

Just over a year ago, Andrea Whiting weighed over 30 stone and struggled to walk, but after deciding to turn her life around through eating healthily and exercising daily, she is now 14 stone lighter and running the Great North Run (GNR) for UK charity HOOP. A civil servant of Leeds, 45 year old Andrea says […]

Wash-out action plan fails our 1 in 3 overweight kids

In response to the Government’s childhood obesity strategy published yesterday, the national obesity charity HOOP UK says it not only worryingly falls short of all expectations, it fails to deliver a cohesive plan to help one third of children who are already struggling with obesity. A director and founder of HOOP, Lesley McCormack states on […]

Challenge Groups prove a huge success!!

As a spin off to our Facebook support groups and to help boost vital funds for HOOP UK we set up a New Year Challenge group.  This was closely followed by a ‘Spring into Summer’ Challenge group. Members of HOOP UK donated funds to join the group in return for expert help and advice on […]

Fundraising for HOOP UK

  The team at HOOP UK would like to thank everyone for their continued support. Your generosity has helped our Donated items/ Auction page to raise in excess of £10,000 since we opened it 2 years ago. Every penny of which went to furthering HOOP’s work across the country. So far this year we have […]

Second Phase Community Champions Join HOOP UK

We are delighted to announce that HOOP UK have now recruited another seven wonderful Community Champions. This makes a total of eleven operational Community Champion groups across England. HOOP UK would like to say a great big THANK YOU to all of our Community Champions who work so hard and bring so much enthusiasm to […]

Winter Wonderland Ball a HOOP success

November was full of cheer as HOOP UK’s members attended a star spangled Winter Wonderland Ball at Manchester’s Hotel Football. Arranged by HOOP Ambassador, Sarah Le Brocq and Stephanie Ledigo of Ledigo PR, the event was help in Mid November in aid of the charity. HOOP was pleased to welcome Patron Dr Chris Steele (ITV’s This […]

Holly-Ann’s children’s weight loss camp dream comes true

HOOP UK members raise funds to send Holly-Ann to a fabulous children’s residential summer camp run by MoreLife to help 8 to 17 year old’s lose weight and win confidence. Holly-Ann’s mum tells her inspirational story. I was at a very low point in my life. My daughter and I had a very volatile relationship; she had an […]

Winter Wonderland Ball

It’s that time of year again. The Hoop Ball, a time for all us Hoopies and partners/friends to gather and have a great night raising funds and awareness for Hoop UK. A fantastic evening has been planned with a 3 course meal and entertainment. We also have special guests Dr Chris (Resident Dr on This Morning […]