Hume Bank has raised $5,000 for local support group, North East Eating Disorders (NEEDS).
Hume Bank has raised $5,000 for local support group, North East Eating Disorders (NEEDS). In addition, $1,500 was also raised through Flicks for the Chicks, hosted at Regent Cinemas last Wednesday 9 May.
A sell-out crowd of over 100 guests attended Regent Cinemas last night as we welcomed health and wellness advocate, author and clinical nutritionist, Jessica Sepel to the border for our eighth consecutive Charity Event.
Eating disorders are complex and crippling mental illnesses that require expert treatment and support. Sufferers require effective treatment in the short and long term. Regional families are at a disadvantage due to extremely limited treatment options – meaning they need to travel to metropolitan areas to receive treatment, which comes at a high cost.
NEEDS Co-Founder Meryl Wilcox stated, “Hume’s Charity event will assist NEEDS to bring necessary training and resources to the region so carers are more educated and skilled to support their loved ones through what can be such a long and protracted illness.”
The border audience was able to hear from the founders of NEED’s and those affected by Eating Disorders and the sharing of their personal struggles, triumphs and experiences.
Guests were also invited to participate in a Q & A and cooking masterclass with Jessica Sepel followed by a viewing of the inspiring and #1 bestseller documentary, Heal.
“The aim of this year’s event was to raise funds and more importantly awareness for NEEDS Group in the hope to send a powerful message about the seriousness of eating disorders and the desperate need to have access to appropriate treatment and care - I think we achieved that,” shared Andrew de Graaff, Chief Customer Officer and Acting CEO - Hume Bank.
Photos from the event are available on Hume’s Facebook Page.