A group of Slimming World consultants from Sheffield proved ‘any dream will do’ when they met soap actor and popstar Jason Donovan.
The six consultants met Jason at the annual Slimming World Awards, where he was co-hosting the event at Birmingham’s International Convention Centre and spoke of his admiration for their work in their organisation.
“As Slimming World enters its 47th year of helping people to lose weight, it’s clear they’re going from strength to strength and only getting better with age - something I hope could also be said of me,” joked Jason, who played Joseph in a West End production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat and released the single Any Dream Will Do.
“At the awards I met lots of people who’ve 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 and their consultants, so the people who run the groups are clearly very important and incredibly well-placed to help people lead healtheir lives.”
Sheffield group consultant Fran Bird said that meeting Jason was a wonderful way to round off a ‘fabulous’ year for Slimming World groups in the city, as well as great motivation for the 12 months ahead.
Fran 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 and I felt very honoured to represent Slimming World groups in Sheffield 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.”
Fellow Sheffield consultant Alison Murphy said: “Lots of people will be making resolutions to lose weight and improve their health this New Year. “