A SUPERMARKET worker from Cleobury Mortimer dropped two stone after finding out she was too heavy to take part in a charity skydive.

Karen Hiles, aged 44, decided to take part in the skydive for KEMP Hospice after attending a WeightWatchers workshop in Bewdley.

But when she started researching the requirements, Karen realised the maximum weight for a skydive was 15 stone.

Karen, who works at a local Co-op, said: "I looked at my portion sizes and realized I was eating far too much.

"As I live on my own it was easy to live on ready meals via the microwave but I decided to start cooking more."

After recovering from surgery on her knee, Karen started walking for one hour a day in an effort to reach her target weight in time for the skydive.

Her WeightWatchers coach Claire Wilkins said: "I am so proud of my ww Bewdley member Karen as she is a shining example of what can be achieved when someone sets their mind to something."

Karen lost two stone in 16 weeks and raised £2,200 for KEMP in the process.

She said: "I have raised this money for this worthwhile cause through my weight loss journey which has given me a new confidence boost and a whole new wardrobe in a size smaller for this summer to look forward to."