On the 24th April Me Get Eating Disorders Too celebrated our fifth birthday the Latest Music Bar in central Brighton.
The evening featured a speech from Neil Holmes (Chair of the Trustees) who highlighted the key successes and achievements of the charity to date. Sam Thomas (Founder and Director) told ‘the story’ of the charity relating to his own personal experience. Margo Horsely (CEO of Public Broadcasting Services Trust, parent company of Fixers UK) spoke about Sam as the ‘original’ fixer who has been fixing since 2008.
Performers included Vivi Stone, Dani Blue, Steve Johnson and band Neural Pathways. David Chawner hosted the event and performed a comedy set on his anorexia experience. Commenting on the success of the night, Dave said: “It was brilliant fun, amazing to meet so many lovely people and something I was really proud to be part of.“
Sam Thomas, added: “Thanks for everyone who came and performed – it was a fantastic night. I’d like to make a special thanks to Fixers UK – in-particular Margo – for believing and supporting MGEDT from a stranding start. Without Fixers there would be no such charity called ‘Men Get Eating Disorders Too.“
According Fixers UK analysis, MGEDT has reached 18,117,857 people overall in our media and online reach in five years. 112,500 hits from the website this in period. Online reach is 3,216,000. Our press reach is 5,628,590. On TV and radio is 9,145,426. Sam’s Huffington Post articles have been read over one million times since January.
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