‘Chocs’ away: Slimming World group give away festive goodies to NHS staff

A weight loss group has donated boxes of Christmas chocolates and biscuits to thank unsung heroes working in our two main hospitals.

Members of the Slimming World group in Hornsea collected their extra Christmas goodies to give away to porters, scientists, administrative and patient services staff at Hull Royal Infirmary and Castle Hill Hospital.

Kind hearts: Members of the Slimming World in Hornsea

Consultant Claire Dyer, who runs the group’s five sessions each week at the Town Hall in Newbegin, said: “As everyone making lifestyle changes by following our healthy eating plan knows, the festive season is a time of great temptation and can sabotage any weight loss plans.

“We decided this year we would bring our leftover chocolates, biscuits and festive goodies into our meetings so we can distribute them to staff helping to run our hospitals.

“We know the nurses and doctors do a fantastic job and are often recognised for their work so we thought we’d thank the other staff who might not see how much the public values the jobs they do for our NHS.”

Myles Howell, director of communication at Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust, said: “At this time of year, all of our staff are working tirelessly to cope with the pressures on the service.

“This is a lovely gesture by the members of Slimming World in Hornsea to show our staff how much they are appreciated by the public.”