Anne & Colin Tremble
Colin and I lost our daughter Linda in April 2011. After, Linda tragically lost her 17 year battle with anorexia we decided to set up a charity in her memory, which we officially started in 2014. This took us back to places we didn't really want to go, but we wanted and needed to tell the story because it is such an important story to tell. We continually try to raise the awareness of Eating Disorders locally.
It was whilst I was caring for Linda I realised that there was no help and support for carers. They struggle with their caregiving role due to the lack of support, information and recognition by services. I feel passionately that carers are a vital link between those they care for and professionals. Carers should be recognised and supported in this role.
It is our intention that The Linda Tremble Foundation will try to make a considerable difference too many individuals and families affected by and dealing with eating disorders by providing self-help support groups to carers and sufferers so that people realise that they're not on their own.
In addition to running our charity, I am on the committee of SEDIG (Scottish Eating Disorder Interest Group). This is a unique supportive forum that integrates professionals, carers as well as those in recovery.