A Brief History of ABC...
Anorexia and Bulimia Care (ABC) has been in existence in its present form since 1989. It is a national organisation run for anyone who is suffering because of eating disorders: sufferers, their families, carers and professionals. It was started by an amalgamation of two existing organisations, one a support group in the north of England called 'Anorexia and Bulimia Care' and the second a national organisation called 'There is an Answer' based in East Anglia.
ABC was registered as a Charity (Number 1114246) in 1989 and Trustees were appointed. ABC was then run by a management committee overseen by two directors: the founders of the original organisations that formed ABC. In 2001 a full time manager was employed, and shortly after that the office was moved to Hitchin, Hertfordshire. ABC is now run by full time staff, a team of regional volunteers and overseen by a board of trustees, advisors and led by a director. Our offices are now located in Wedmore, Somerset.
ABC is run by a network of staff, many of whom are themselves recovered sufferers or their carers. We have been responsible for running various conferences and campaigns across the UK on the subject of eating disorders and related topics. ABC is still expanding today, as we try to cope with the increasingly great need of those suffering with eating disorders, or trying to care for sufferers. We work tirelessly to increase awareness and understanding of eating disorders amongst those who work with or come into contact with sufferers, and particularly within the Christian community.