Thousands of people across the UK suffer from eating disorders and I would like to offer them hope of recovery. I was seriously ill with anorexia spending 16 months in hospital. I am still recovering but would like to encourage others. On leaving hospital my G.P referred me to a gym and I was so weak I could only walk on the treadmill. A year on and I go to the gym 3 times a week and love sprinting on the treadmill. I enjoy being stronger and being able to use my body again. I would like to do all I can to raise awareness of the devastaing effect eating disorders are having on people's lives and let people know that help is out there and recovery is possible. Eventually I would like to set up support groups for sufferers in my area so people feel less alone and can have some support and guidance as they seek recovery.