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Eating disorders are destroying lives across North Yorkshire.

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12:00am 26th April 2012
(Updated 11:52am 26th April 2012)

Eating disorders are destroying lives across North Yorkshire.

Tom Butcher's from Easingwold near York, he contacted Minster FM with the heart breaking story of his sisters battle with Anorexia.

Tom spoke to Tracy Gee about his experiences and a challange he's taking on.


 

'For 8 years now I have watched the eating disorder anorexia tear my sister's life apart, since it developed around the time of her GCSE's. I have grown up around it and seen first hand what it puts both the sufferer and their family through.

This led me to wanting to do a big fundraising event to raise both money and awareness of eating disorders, and after handing the decision over to my friends and family, I was challenged to walk the full length of the UK from John O'Groats to Lands End. So in just over 2 weeks time, on the 2nd May, I am setting off on my 1130 mile walk in 82 days, carrying everything I will need on my back. I am Aiming to raise £10 for every mile I walk, giving me an overall target of £11,300, whilst also getting people talking about eating disorders to break the silence that surrounds them.

So I am emailing you to find out if there would be any chance of you being able to help me raise some more publicity for the walk, I am happy to do interviews and to answer any questions you would have for me regarding my experiences with eating disorders or the walk itself. A big part of this walk is getting people talking about eating disorders to break the silence and the stigmas that still exist.'.

If you need more advive about eating disorders just click here to find out more about the charity beat.

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