A TENACIOUS swimmer has raised more than £730 for a Rubery-based social enterprise which helped her little sister who has a Paediatric Feeding Disorder (PFD).
Amelie Zarifeh took on the Great North Swim last month to collect the cash for The Feeding Trust – a non-for-profit social enterprise which operates from a feeding clinic at Waseley Hills Country Park.
The Trust has been set up by PFD experts to provide a specialist service, using education, direct therapy, training and support to help children and young people all over the country with severe feeding difficulties and dangerously restricted diets.
Feeding difficulties are present in around 25 per cent of typically developing children, rising to around 80 per cent in children with developmental difficulties such as autism.
The clinic’s mission is to provide feeding therapy largely free at the point of access.
The Trust receives no government funding and relies of fund-raising and donations to help provide this much-needed service.
Amelie said: “The work it does has made a real difference – not only to my little sister, but to our whole family and have made mealtimes so much happier.
“I would like to give back to the team so they can continue to support other families like ours.”
She thanked everyone who donated so generously.
Anyone wanting to donate can visit her fund-raising page here.
Visit feedingtrust.org for more on the clinic.