Emmerdale star praises slimmers’ charity effort

Emmerdale star Rik Makarem made a special guest appearance to praise Matlock slimmers who gained pounds by losing weight.

The Slimming World six-week sponsored slim by group members who meet in Matlock’s Methodist Church Hall each Tuesday evening made £307 for the Ashgate Hospice.

Together, the group lost a combined weight of 73 pounds

The event was organised by Slimming World group consultant Nicole Makarem, who had a hotline to her famous brother, who plays Nikhil Sharma in the long-running ITV soap.

He returned to Derbyshire to offer his congratulations and to help hand over the cheque to the Chesterfield-based hospice.

The group meets every Tuesday between 5.30pm and 7.30pm at the Methodist Church Hall in Bank Road. New members are always welcome