AN obesity-busting group is holding a recruitment drive for new consultants to help fight the flab.

Slimming World is holding a recruitment event in Braintree Town Hall on Saturday, August 31, from 10am to 1pm.

The organisation is particularly looking for ex-members who have shed weight themselves and want to build a career by sharing their success stories.

Carley Day, who runs three groups in Braintree and Dunmow, said: “Slimming World Consultants are all former members. The role is part-time, with the potential to earn £100 to £400 a week for working ten to 20 flexible hours as a self-employed franchisee.”

She added: “With obesity at an all-time high, two out of three adults in the UK are overweight or obese, and Government predictions say 80 per cent of men and 70 per cent of women will be overweight or obese in the next decade.”