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A young woman from Bradley Stoke, who suffered from anorexia, depression and body dysmorphic disorder, has launched a major fundraising campaign to help other sufferers. Sophie Mitchell, now 20, wants to raise awareness and money for BEAT, one of the UK’s leading eating disorder charities.
Having years of her life disrupted by the condition, Sophie is now transforming her life, in large part thanks to Joanna Nowak, a personal trainer at Bradley Stoke Active Lifestyle Centre.
Sophie says: “I am lucky that I have access to the Leisure Centre where the staff are always willing to give me advice about nutrition and exercise and I want to raise money to be able to help others access the same support”.
Rob Candlin, centre manager said: “It’s really important to us that we can be there for people like Sophie that need extra support. We always say that we are not just a leisure centre, we are running lifestyle centres and helping people to live active, happy and healthy lives both physically and mentally.”
Sophie will be undertaking a number of fundraising events throughout the year, including quiz nights, bake sales, karaoke nights and participation in the Bradley Stoke 10k Run in addition to her 2k swim. To help her reach her fundraising target, visit her just giving page below.
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