Northamptonshire woman's charity trek to help beat eating disorders

A Northamptonshire woman who battled an eating disorder has completed the latest leg of her journey to change her life.

Saturday, 8th September 2018, 8:00 am
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Hannah Jelley completed the gruelling TrekFest endurance challenge in the Peak District in aid of the eating disorder charity Beat.

Beat is the UK’s eating disorder charity, with a vision to end the pain and suffering caused by eating disorders.

The 27-year-old has spent nearly two decades struggling with her weight and appearance from the age of seven - becoming a ‘fussy’ aa well as a secret eater.

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Hannah said, “I’ve tried every diet going and have been a member of so many slimming clubs.

“Some people have smoking, drugs, alcohol addictions to help with their day-to-day life and stresses - mine is binge eating.

“Around two years ago I decided to refer myself to the eating disorder service in Northampton.”

Beat’s Community Fundraising Officer Emily Battersby-Case said: “Hannah’s determination in taking on this challenge is inspiring, and so important in raising awareness about all kinds of eating disorders and helping sufferers get support.”