Budleigh slimmer in line for cash prize

A Budleigh Salterton mother could be in line for a �5,000 jackpot after being named Woman of the Year by an Exmouth slimming group.

Nic Power, 41, saw her weight drop from 15 stone 7lb to 12 stone in 18 months.

She said: “I have always been overweight, but my son nearly died and it was the big wake-up call I needed.

“I never dreamed I could achieve so much. I’ve gone from a size 18/20 to a 12, and it’s made such a huge difference – it’s changed my life.

“I feel like a winner already, and being voted the Exmouth group’s Woman of the Year 2011 is the icing on the cake.”

Having received her award, Nic will go through a regional competition, putting her in the running for the national title of Slimming World Woman of the Year 2011, the winner of which will receive the �5,000 prize.

The Exmouth Slimming World group is held every Tuesday at 9am, 11am, 1pm, 5pm or 7pm at the Open Door Centre.