Celebrities back charity’s national fundraising campaign
‘Sock it to Eating Disorders’ Actors Stephen Fry, Victoria Wood, Celia Imrie, Michelle Collins, presenter Jake Humphrey and Towie actress Chloe Sims are amongst celebrities who are backing Norwich-based charity Beat’s national fundraising campaign – former Norwich City footballer Darren Eadie, Ironman Chrissie Wellington and regional BBC and ITV presenters are also getting involved.
Beat – the UK’s leading eating disorders charity, based in Norwich, is asking people to support their Sock it to Eating Disorders fundraising appeal during Eating Disorders Awareness Week 11-17 February. The charity provides a range of services specifically for Norfolk including a helpline, email service, self help and support groups and training for healthcare professionals.
During the week the charity is encouraging people to get silly with their socks – organising activities such as wearing silly socks to school for the day; decorating socks in Beat’s colours; knitting socks and selling them on Ebay for charity; getting sports teams to wear silly socks for a training session or match. The celebrities are decorating their socks with supportive messages to kick start the campaign.
Anyone interested in taking part can visit Beat’s website to sign up for a free Sock it to Eating Disorders fundraising pack: www.b-eat.co.uk
The charity’s fundraising department would also love to hear of any activities: e-m: firstname.lastname@example.org