Warwickshire’s Slimming World manager congratulated by pop singer

Mandy Tyson with Jason Donovan.
Mandy Tyson with Jason Donovan.

A woman who has helped people across Warwickshire lose weight and increase their confidence was thrilled to meet Jason Donovan at an awards ceremony.

Mandy Tyson, manager of the county’s Slimming World groups, met the singer, who found fame in Neighbours during the 1980s, at the annual Slimming World awards held in Birmingham in December.

She said: “I couldn’t be prouder of all of the members in Warwickshire. They’ve lost fantastic amounts of weight throughout 2015.

“Every week I feel so lucky to play even a small part in people’s achievements and I felt very honoured to represent all of the groups in Warwickshire 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 Donovan said: “At the awards I met lots of people who’ve lost incredible amounts of weight and it has completely changed their lives. Every single one of them told me that they couldn’t have made the changes without the support of their Slimming World group, so people like Mandy are clearly very important.”