April is the current Ms Great Britain 2020, and is now a S.E.E.D ambassador! She has a connection to the charity, as she overcame an eating disorder herself which begun at the age of 8 and lasted for 8 years. April has now recovered, with support and help from her family.
Not only is she Ms Great Britain 2020, but she also works as a bridal stylist and designer. She was nominated as Britain’s Top Designer finalist, and showcased her collection twice at London Fashion Week.
April explains “I hope to inspire others to fulfil their dreams and ambitions, to never give up, and always believe in yourself”
The team at S.E.E.D are thrilled to have April on board to help spread awareness of eating disorders, educate and empower people to ask for support when they need it. We look forward to hosting future fundraising events with the help of April, such as our fashion show in February 2021.
Our Supporters for Eating Disorders Awareness Week:
For Eating Disorders Awareness Week, we shared a message of hope from some of our supporters. This video includes a message from Hope Virgo and Jayne Nisbet!
Hope is an author and multi-award winning mental health campaigner who most recently launched the #DumpTheScalescampaign, a campaign calling on the government to review the clinical guidelines for eating disorders after being told in 2016, that she was unable to access support when she relapsed as she “wasn’t thin enough for support”. To learn more about Hope, click here.
Jayne is a Commonwealth Games Athlete who recently shared her inspirational story of recovery from bulimia earlier this year with BBC News. Jayne has now retired from competing in the high jump, however she is a successful businesswomen, personal trainer and continues to empower and encourage others to start their journey of recovery. To learn more about Jayne click here.