anorexia sufferer plans fundraiser for charity close to her heart
courageous Berrow woman who has battled with anorexia for over 30
years is to hold a unique fundraising event to raise money for a
charity that has helped her.
Holbrow from Berrow has suffered with anorexia for over three decades
and plans to bake a large batch of dog treats to raise money for
Beat, a leading eating disorder support charity.
said: "I'd be so grateful for any support. I'm not long out
of a six-month hospital stay where I was treated for anorexia and
I want to give something back and raise awareness of eating disorders
and the work Beat do."
says that on March 3rd she will take her baked dog treats to Take
Two, a dog-friendly cafe in Burnham-On-Sea.
are kindly supporting me with this by putting up my main poster
and will take on some treats for the dogs that go into the cafe
with their owners."
do a considerable amount to support and help sufferers, employers
and educational establishments to raise awareness in their vision
to end the pain and suffering caused by eating disorders."
aims to bake 725 dog treats as part of Eating Disorders Week from
February 27th to March 5th because more than 725,000 people are
affected by an eating disorder in the UK. She added that any leftover
treats will be given to the RSPCA in Brent Knoll.
will also be holding 'Sock it to Eating Disorders' Day where everyone
can wear silly socks, take a sock selfie and donate £1.
in 2015, Burnham-On-Sea.com reported how Vanessa raised £1,621
for Beat by holding a sponsored headshave.
more information about Vanessa's fundraising or to make a donation,
readers can visit her new fundraising page here.