A WOMAN who helps chubby people around south-east London shed pounds, has been rewarded with a national award.

Gill Brewster, group leader of the Orpington, Sidcup, Eltham and Welling Slimming Magazine Clubs, won six national awards for getting her members to lose their love handles and firm up their flab.

Among her six awards, the 45-year-old from Lee Green, was voted the most inspiring leader by her colleagues across the country and her handmade bookmarks were voted the best motivational idea.

Mrs Brewster has topped the national group leaders league for the past four years.