Drop in to a charity tea-tasting event in Sheffield

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Fancy a cuppa? It’s free!

A Sheffield charity is holding a complimentary tea tasting event on Tuesday to raise funds for those in the area with eating disorders.

The free tea-tasting is part of an ‘Octeaber’ fundraising initiative that runs until Halloween and was created by tea enthusiast and South Yorkshire Eating Disorders Association service user Laura Evans.

“Around 725,000 people have an eating disorder in the UK with thousands of those in Sheffield,” said Laura, aged 26.

“But with pressure on NHS services, it can be difficult to get the treatment and support they need to recover.

“I was anorexic, wriggled through the NHS net and SYEDA picked up the pieces to support me in my recovery back to being a healthy human being,” she added.

“SYEDA’s help and enjoying the taste of tea - as crazy as it sounds - was the catalyst to my recovery.

“Tea was sometimes the only thing I would consume on a bad eating day, and it was a good brew that was my crutch into eating and trying new things.

“I’ll always be thankful and there are so many other people who get quality help from SYEDA.”

The tasting takes place on Tuesday, October 20, between 7pm and 9pm at SYEDA, 26-28 Bedford Street, Sheffield S6 3BT.

Another event takes place on Sunday, October 24, named The Little Tea Shop Of Horrors and on November 1 a Halloween Party is being held.

Both are to take place at Mugen Tea House on Scotland Street, Sheffield.

For more information about all of the Octeaber events and to read Laura’s blog log on to The Tea Witch

For details about the work of SYEDA or to access support log on to South Yorkshire Eating Disorder Association