Alfreton slimming group consultant describes meeting former soap star as ‘wonderful’

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A group of Slimming World consultants are ready to make weight-loss dreams come true after meeting legendary soap actor and popstar Jason Donovan.

The team, who run Slimming World groups in Alfreton, were delighted to get a chance to meet to the Australian heartthrob when he swapped Ramsay Street for the annual Slimming World Awards. He co-hosted the event with the organisation’s chair and founder Margaret Miles-Bramwell OBE.

Consultant Wendy Turner said meeting Jason was a wonderful way to round off a fabulous year for Slimming World, as well as a great way to get ready for another successful 12 months.

She said: “I couldn’t be prouder of our members. They’ve lost fantastic amounts of weight throughout 2015, with many of them making their weight loss dreams come true by hitting their target weight, improving their health and more.

“It’s so rewarding to see people being able to do things that they didn’t think possible before losing weight, whether that’s wearing smaller clothes, taking up new hobbies, reducing medication or being able to do more with their family and friends. Every week I feel so lucky to play even a small part in people’s achievements.

“I felt very honoured to represent Slimming World groups in Alfreton when we met Jason. Now I feel incredibly motivated and I can’t wait to support more people to lead healthier, happier lives in 2016.”

Jason, who found fame on Aussie soap opera Neighbours before launching a pop music and stage career, said he was thrilled to meet the team at the event, which was held at Birmingham’s International Convention Centre.

He added: “I’ve been in the business for some time now and I like to think that I have improved with age and experience. It certainly sounds like Slimming World’s only going from strength to strength too, and as they enter their 47th year of helping people lead healthier lives.

“At the awards I met lots of people who have lost incredible amounts of weight and it has completely changed their lives – in fact, it’s saved their lives in some cases. And every single one of them told me that they couldn’t have made the changes without the group.”