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Becci skydives to raise money for eating disorder charity
A YEAR ago Becci Evans was scared at just the thought of eating an apple.
The 22-year-old from Durrington spent seven months in hospital as she battled anorexia brought on by the upset caused by the death of her childhood pets.
“I felt alone, not needed and that I had no control over anything in my life anymore,” she explains.
She began to go to the gym with a friend to take her mind of things, and gradually an obsession with her weight began to take over.
“I couldn't control the negative things in my life, but I could control my weight. Every time I lost a pound I felt like I'd succeeded in something, but a pound was never enough; I needed another goal, another pound.”
People began to complement her on her weight loss and she felt important and that she was being noticed, so lost more and more weight. She was 21, but could fit into clothes made for eight-year-old girls.
But during her time in a clinic specialising in treating eating disorders, she began to understand her illness and to fight back.
She is now at home with her fiancé Martin and the couple are preparing for their wedding next year.
To give something back to those who supported her, and to help others fighting eating disorders, she undertook a sponsored skydive on Sunday, raising more than £600 for eating disorder charity Beat.
“It was amazing,” she said. “And not as scary as having my eating disorder.”
To donate go to doitforcharity.com/revans. For information and advice on anorexia go to nhs.uk/Conditions/Anorexia-nervosa.
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