A mum of two from Tamworth is half the person she used to be after losing eleven stone in nine months.
Health and fitness expert Rosemary Conley is appealing for help to stop a school for disabled children in Leicestershire closing its doors.
A school in Leicestershire that teaches children with disabilities could close because of a dramatic fall in donations during the recession.
If you're already struggling to keep your new year diet, here is some inspiration for you. Doctors told Laura Mack from Tamworth in Staffordshire she was too fat to get pregnant.
She suffered from polycystic ovaries and endometriosis and weighed 22 stone. But after going from being a dress size 28 to a size 12, she's now the mother of two little boys.
Laura Mack has told ITV Central she felt depressed, embarrassed and self-conscious before losing eleven stone in nine months.
Laura Mack, the woman from Tamworth who has lost eleven stone in nine months, told ITV Central that the key to her success is as simple as ten minutes worth of exercise a day.
Following an appeal on Central Tonight the Steps charity has received around £20,000.
The charity provides support to children with motor disorders and their families to help them lead a fuller more active life.
The charity's patron the diet and fitness guru Rosemary Conley, told Central last month that there was only enough money left to pay staff for one more month and they might have to close. Now the charity say they're not out of the woods but have a little breathing space.
A school in Leicestershire which teaches children with disabilities could close because of a dramatic fall in donations during the recession.
The charity Steps, based in Shepshed, only has enough money to pay its staff another month's wages.
Donations make up half of the centre's funding, and without an injection of cash, it could shut down by September.
The only alternative to closure would be to start charging for its services - currently they are provided for free.
For more information visit the charity's website.