Borough’s most inspirational men crowned

Peter Wells

Peter Wells - Credit: Archant

A 10st slimmer and a dad-of-six have been named the most inspirational men in the borough.

Rodger Smith

Rodger Smith - Credit: Archant

Dealing with the death of a parent and weighing 30st, Rodger Smith, 39, of Harold Hill, decided to change his life and joined his local gym.

Danny Finch, his personal trainer at Central Park Leisure Centre in Dagnam Park Drive, Harold Hill, nominated him for the Our Men Can campaign run by leisure centre providers Everyone Active after he completed the London to Brighton bike ride.

The other winner is 47-year-old Peter Wells, of Rainham was put forward by his proud daughter Letitia.

Peter works seven days a week to support his six children and “never moans”.

Our Men Can was launched during Men’s Health Week in June, by the company that runs Central Park Leisure Centre and Hornchurch Sports Centre.