June 13, 2011
charity supporters raise £1,100 for eating disorders charity
in Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge have this week handed over more
than £1,000 to a local charity helping people with eating
disorders following a series of events.
Jackie Tanner organised a sponsored walk on Burnham beach and
a quiz night at Burnham's Pier Tavern, which collectively raised
£1,105 for SWEDA (South West Eating Disorder Association).
Jackie said: "Thanks go to everyone who has supported these
events. The total raised from the walk and quiz was £1,105
so a massive thanks goes to all who supported this great cause."
The Somerset and Wessex Eating Disorders Association (SWEDA)
provides help to people in the area affected by eating disorders.
The disorders, such as anorexia nervosa and bulimia, are illnesses
affecting some 1.6 million people in the UK. If left without help
or professional support the condition may have a far reaching
impact upon every aspect of a persons life, from health
and relationships to schoolwork and future employment.
Pictured: Organisers of the fundraising walk and quiz night with
some of the cheques this week