A Slimming World manager from Washington has met soap actor and pop star Jason Donovan.
Lara Ross, who manages Slimming World groups in Washington, met Jason at the annual Slimming World Awards in Birmingham.
Lara said: “I couldn’t be prouder of all of the members in Washington.
“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 all the Slimming World groups in Washington when I met Jason.
“Now I feel incredibly motivated and I can’t wait to support more people to lead healthier, happier lives in 2016.”
Donovan said: “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.
“As they enter their 47th year of helping people to lose weight they’re better placed than ever before to help people to lead healthier lives.
“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.
“And 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, so people like Lara, who run and manage the groups, are clearly very important.”
Lara says 2015 was a big year for Slimming World, with the organisation launching its first-ever food range, and hopes 2016 will be just as successful.
Visit www.slimmingworld.co.uk to find your nearest group.