Wellbeing event for charity
A FITNESS trainer who tried to commit suicide after being bullied as a teenager is holding a wellbeing in aid of a Stockport mental health charity.
Marita Moore, who owns Lotus Fitness Academy on The Quadrant will host the event offering discounted holistic and beauty treatments, pilates, talks and a raffle at St Albans Church, Offerton, on Saturday (December 1).
All money raised will go to the charity Stockport Mind as, for Marita, mental health is a cause close to her heart.
She suffered horrific bullying at school and said: “By the age of 14, I had already attempted suicide and felt I did not belong in this world.
“One thing I realised early on is that we all understand the dangers of being unfit or overweight, but we often do not see the mind as a muscle and therefore it gets neglected until it gets ill.”
“Saturday is all about teaching the community to look after your mind whilst it’s healthy.
At the event on Saturday, Shirley Williams, the chair of trustees at Stockport Mind, will give a talk. Entry is free and visitors will be able to try reflexology, podiatry, facials, reiki, massage, physiotherapy, acupuncture, card readings and pilates.