Cash boost for eating disorders organisation
A DERBYSHIRE charity which aims to help people with eating disorders has been given a big financial boost.
First Steps Derbyshire has been awarded £187,105 from the Big Lottery Fund.
It is one of eight projects in the East Midlands to win a share of £1.6 million funding, which is part of the Reaching Communities programme.
Catherine Cleary, who set up First Steps in 2004, said she, and everyone at the charity, was thrilled they had received the grant.
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She said: "Our project is a five year one and it is called Aim High.
"It aims to support more people across Derbyshire, and their parents and carers who have eating disorders.
"This will include Chesterfield, Amber Valley, and Erewash. It will enable us to expand our service over the next five years."
Ms Cleary said, in addition to supporting people with eating disorders, the money would be used to help raise awareness of them.
She said: "In these areas we will provide training sessions with professionals to help them recognise the symptoms of these disorders. This will include people who work in education, clinical staff and mental health workers."
The British Lung Foundation also secured £153,824 of funding to expand a project across the East Midlands to form Breathe Easy support groups for people living with long-term lung disease.
For people who would like to find out more about what First Steps does and their upcoming projects, the charity is holding an open day on Saturday, November 27, at 16 Agard Street, Derby, from 10.30am until 4pm.