Entries by Lesley McCormack

HOOP UK Press Release – National Obesity Awareness Week

HOOP UK Press Release – National Obesity Awareness Week Helping Overcome Obesity Problems (HOOP UK) is the leading obesity charity in the UK, with over 15,000 members nationally. www.hoopuk.org.uk The aim of HOOP UK is to: Provide a safe community for people with obesity to communicate Ensure people with obesity have a voice Contribute to […]

HOOP’s July Bootcamp was a Roller Coaster of a Weekend!

In July 2017, 18 HOOP members took up the challenge to join lifestyle coaches Mark Flewitt and Heather Wynn at an activity centre in the heart of Thetford Forest for HOOP’s amazing summer Bootcamp Weekend. One of those members, Naomi Rettig has written an inspiring personal account of the camp’s thrills, successes and new friendships made. Read […]

Shock fat-shaming statistic: more must be done to understand human cost of obesity

Two years on from an article in the British Journal of Obesity which uncovered the devastating ‘human cost’ of failing to act on obesity, is primary care still failing the majority of our obese community asks HOOP UK’s CEO Lesley McCormack. Published in Spring 2015, The human cost of failing to address obesity highlighted vast evidence to show the patient impact of a […]

5 places for 2 day TV & Film industry workshop

Foot in the Door Films CIC has offered HOOP UK places for five lucky members on a fabulous 2-day Education 2 Employment workshop designed for budding TV and Film actors and production crew. The workshop, which will take place in April in Speke, Liverpool, provides a rare and life-changing opportunity to learn the ins and outs of […]

19 members succeed at January’s HOOP Bootcamp Weekend!

On January 24th, nineteen HOOP members made their way down to Thetford Forrest to take part in another awesome HOOP Bootcamp Weekend. These weekends are run by coach Mark Flewitt and myself, Heather J. Wynn, they run from Friday evening through until Sunday afternoon and are based at an activity centre deep in the forest […]

Obesity to GNR: run raises £1791 for HOOP

Just over a year ago, Andrea Whiting was struggling with obesity, weighing over 30 stone and finding it difficult to walk. After deciding to turn her life around by eating healthily and exercising daily, she is now 14 stone lighter and recently ran the Great North Run (GNR) for UK charity HOOP, raising a fabulous £1,791. […]