How Jason Donovan is inspiring slimmers in Hartlepool

Slimming World manager Sue Thompson with Jason Donovan.
Slimming World manager Sue Thompson with Jason Donovan.
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A Hartlepool slimming mentor is ready to make weight-loss dreams come true after meeting legendary actor and popstar Jason Donovan.

Sue Thompson, who manages Slimming World groups in Hartlepool, was delighted to get a chance to meet the Australian star when he co-hosted the annual Slimming World Awards with the organisation’s chair and founder Margaret Miles-Bramwell OBE.

Sue said meeting Jason at the Birmingham’s International Convention Centre was a great end to the year for Slimming World and motivation for another successful 12 months.

“I couldn’t be prouder of all of the members in Hartlepool,” she said.

“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.

“I felt very honoured to represent all of the Slimming World groups in Hartlepool 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.”

Jason, who found fame on Aussie soap Neighbours before launching a pop music and stage career, said he was thrilled to meet Sue at the event.

He said: “Slimming World’s only going from strength to strength, and 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.

“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 Sue who run and manage the groups are clearly very important.”