Well­be­ing event for char­ity

Stockport Express - - News -

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.

●●Marita Moore

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