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HOOP member Jo’s inspirational story

Jo has been a member of HOOP since March 2012. Below is her story. Well done Jo you are a true inspiration. My story is… I married my first love at almost 17, he was Indian. His family was religious and believed in arranged marriage so were not happy about us marrying. We then had […]

Sharon’s great fundraising efforts

Sharon has been a member of HOOP since 2013. Below is Sharon’s story. We would like to thank you for your great fundraising efforts.  Two years ago, at the start of my weight loss journey, I had a crazy idea that, one day I wanted to complete Tough Mudder. On Sunday 13th September 2015 that […]


Obesity charity calls for new Government to create a Department of Obesity UK-wide report finds savage cuts in funding to tackle country’s growing health and obesity problem. DOWNLOAD REPORT HERE AN influential obesity charity is calling for the new Government to establish a Department of Obesity to tackle the “epidemic” facing the UK today. The […]

Public Health England collaborates with Obesity Charity Helping Overcome Obesity Problems (HOOP UK) on innovative programme

HOOP (UK), a member led obesity charity, is delighted to announce that it will be working with Public Health England to deliver a pilot Community Champions Programme across the country over the next two years. Ten volunteer Community Champions are being recruited to run ‘HOOP Groups’ which will provide peer-to-peer support for obese members of […]

HOOP’s response to Mail Online Article

In response to the article written by The Mail Online today, we would first of all like to congratulate Elizabeth Thomson for having the courage to stand up for the help she needs for her daughter and for all of those other overweight children in our country and anxious parents who do not know which […]

Thanks to our Patron – Jessie Pavelka

    Message from HOOP Director, Jill Tipping Lesley and I would like to officially thank our Patron, Jessie Pavelka, for his continued belief in our work and his tireless involvement in fundraising for HOOP. Earlier on this year, Jessie committed to supporting HOOP with the production of his 2015 calendar, the launch of which […]

Summer Camp Successes

This year HOOP were able to help three young people improve their quality of life by part funding their attendance at Morelife Summer Camps. Here are their stories: From Kellie -, Isabelle’s Mum Some people say Friday the 13th is bad luck, but not for me. This is the day when I finally found HOOP […]

Team Pavelka swims for HOOP

Channel Swim Challenge! By Gemma Love Have you ever had a dream?  A dream to take on a crazy challenge, but then forgotten about until you have that light bulb moment?  Well, the amazing team that are swimming the channel this month had just that moment!  I have spoken to Beth Clegg to get her […]