launched to help young people with body image issues
MP Tessa Munt has joined forces with local teenager Ayesha Kirton
to launch a new campaign with the national charity Anorexia and
Bulimia Care to help young people with body image issues and eating
has been working with Wedmore-based ABC for the past three years
to help to raise the profile of the desperate and often tragic
results of Anorexia and Bulimia.
Swinson, Minister at the Department of Business, Innovation and
Skills, who has been leading a push for Body Confidence
in Westminster, visited our area this week to launch the campaign.
MP said: "I know how much eating disorders can affect people
and it is a lot more serious than many people realise. We need
greater awareness of these disorders in society and improved systems
people need to feel they can talk about their issues. I am thrilled
that Ayesha was able to join Jo, ABC and I to launch this campaign.
Ayesha is a wonderful young lady and a fantastic ambassador for
this cause and at just 18 she hugely impresses me - when our young
adults stand up and take action like this people listen and I
commend her for everything she is doing."