A PROUD Slimming World manager from Coventry is ready to make any dream come true after meeting legendary soap actor and popstar Jason Donovan.
Mandy Tyson, manager at multiple Slimming World groups in the city, cuddled up to the Australian-born celebrity as he swapped Ramsay Street for the annual Slimming World Awards as the 47-year-old co-hosted the ceremony with the organisation’s founder Margaret Miles-Bramwell OBE.
Mandy said meeting Jason was a wonderful way to round off what has been a great year for Slimming World.
She added: “I couldn’t be prouder of all of the members in Coventry.
“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 and improving their health.
“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.
“I feel incredibly motivated and I can’t wait to support more people to lead healthier, happier lives in 2016.”
The Aussie, who found fame on soap opera Neighbours before launching a pop music and stage career, said he was thrilled to meet Mandy at the event.
Jason said: “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.
“Every single one of them told me that they couldn’t have made the changes they have to eat more healthily and become more active without the help and support of their Slimming World group – people like Mandy who run and manage the groups are clearly very important.”
Mandy says 2015 has been a big year for Slimming World, and that the only thing growing in size is her groups smiles.
Mandy said: “Lots of people will be making resolutions to lose weight and improve their health this New Year.
“What I love is that while our members lose weight, they also grow in confidence and happiness.
“I’d love anyone who’s thinking about losing weight this January to join us.”
For more information about joining Mandy at Slimming World in 2016, visit www.slimmingworld.co.uk