Aussie star thanks Exmouth pair of slimming champions

PUBLISHED: 06:30 12 January 2016

Alison Burford, left, Lisa Boucher, right

Alison Burford, left, Lisa Boucher, right


Aussie soap star and singer Jason Donovan was a hit with two Exmouth slimming champions, when he thanked them for their ‘important’ work.

Alison Burford, who runs a Slimming World group at Brixington Church hall, and Lisa Boucher, who runs a group at Exmouth’s Open Door Centre, met the former Neighbours actor when he co-hosted the annual Slimming World awards in Birmingham.

Jason said: “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 and their consultant, so people like Alison and Lisa are clearly very important.”

Alison said meeting the star was a ‘wonderful way’ to round off 2015.

She said: “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.”

Lisa said: “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’ve had a lot of fun together in 2015 and I can’t wait to see what 2016 holds.”

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