On Air Now Mark Alston 3:00pm - 7:00pm Playing Look But Don't Touch - Shirley Bassey
Now Playing Shirley Bassey Look But Don't Touch

BEM award for inspirational weight loss leader

Her passion for helping others to lose weight has seen Lynda Leadbetter recognised with a British Empire Medal.  

Beeweighed is a weight loss group with meetings in Denton, Northwich, Haughton Green and Longsight. Lynda founded the group 3 years ago but has 17 years' experience of being a Weight Loss leader.  

She supports more than 200 members and earned her British Empire Medal for going above and beyond for them during lockdown.  

Lynda added: “I hosted 6 free Zoom meetings a week for the members and an online Friday night book club. By doing this and holding them accountable, members didn’t put any more weight on.  

“Many of them were also working from home so the meetings became an anchor in their week and supported their mental health. 

“I’m not sure which of the members nominated me for the BEM award but I was definitely shocked by it and humbled.”  

She received her BEM at an award ceremony at Tatton Hall and will attend the royal garden party at Buckingham Palace next year.  

Beeweighed continues to accept new members, attendees can pay £4.50 a week or purchase 10 weeks for £40.  

The sessions include a weigh-in and then a 30-minute talk by Lynda. She also offers a bespoke diet plan created from the NHS calorie guidelines.

Get in touch here or find Beeweighed on Facebook here

Enter your email address and tick the box below for regular round-ups of the most important stories in YOUR local area... 

Read more from the Tameside Reporter

Click here for more of the latest news

Click here to read the latest edition of the paper online

Click here to find out where you can pick up a copy of the paper


  • Wed


  • Thu


  • Fri


  • Sat


  • Sun