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Jeff loses pounds to raise pounds for the Jane Tomlinson Appeal
BURNLEY TV star Jeff Brown shed the pounds to raise pounds for the Jane Tomlinson Appeal.
The Safestyle Windows advert star has lost one third of his body weight since he began training for June’s Pennine Lancashire 10k run.
And now he has received a cheque for £10,000 after proving the doubters wrong.
Todmorden firm Premier Range wagered the five-figure sum on Jeff completing the race when its managing director met him at Turf Moor last December Jeff, best known for his catchphrase ‘You buy one, you get one free’, said: “I think a lot of people thought I might not do it, but with £10,000 on the line for the Jane Tomlinson Appeal, there was really no option.
“It was not easy but I was determined to finish!
“Every metre I took I knew that was another pound in the bank for the appeal.
“I must say a huge thank you to my personal trainer Jamie Kennedy, though – there is no way I could have done it without him.”
Jeff slimmed from 21 stone to 16 stone for the race, and has lost another two stone since June.
Martin Mensforth, general manager at Premier Range, said: “Our MD saw Jeff at a Burnley game back in April and he looked great.
“We knew then that he was going to do it and we ordered a cheque from the bank the same day.
“We’re really happy for Jeff that he achieved his goal and we’re delighted to be able to support the vital work of the Jane Tomlinson Appeal with children’s and cancer charities.”
Jamie Kennedy, of FX Fitness Experience, Manchester Road, Burnley, offered his personal training services to Jeff for free.
Mr Kennedy said: “I think Jeff surprised everyone by just how committed he was.
“He worked incredibly hard to get fit and lose weight and he’s done amazingly well.”
Siobhan Curtis, legacy manager of the Jane Tomlinson Appeal, said: “Jeff is an absolute star – what a great achievement.
“He should be really proud of his efforts and we’re thrilled to have received the benefit of his brilliant endeavours.”
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