TWO Stourbridge Slimming World consultants are ready to make any dream come true after meeting soap actor and pop star Jason Donovan.
Caroline Pitt, who runs the Amblecote group, and Marie Hounslow, who runs the Oldswinford group, were delighted to get a chance to meet the Australian heartthrob when he swapped Ramsay Street for the annual Slimming World Awards.
Caroline said meeting Jason was a wonderful way to round off a fabulous year, 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 and I felt very honoured to represent our Slimming World groups when I met Jason.
“Now I feel incredibly motivated and I can’t wait to support more people in Stourbridge to lead healthier, happier lives in 2016.”
Fellow consultant, Kerry Edwards, added: “What I love is that while our members lose weight, they also grow in confidence and happiness – we joke the only thing that gets bigger at our groups is our smiles.
“We have had a lot of fun together in 2015 and I can’t wait to see what 2016 holds for Slimming World.”
Jason, who found fame on the Aussie soap opera Neighbours before launching a pop music and stage career, said he was thrilled to meet the consultants at the event, which was held at Birmingham’s International Convention Centre.
He added: “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 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 consultant, so the people who run the groups are clearly very important.”