Business backs charity

WHEN Gaby Shadforth recently launched her new Pilates studio in Mooloolah Valley, she used the opportunity to shine a light on the wonderful local charity endED and the great work of its co-founder Mark Forbes.

At the launch Gaby, with generous support from local businesses who donated raffle prizes, was able to raise $700 for endED.

Gaby with Mark at the opening

Mark shared his personal story at the launch and talked about the vital work endED continued to do across the Sunshine Coast community.

Mark is the father of two girls who suffer from eating disorders. He and his wife Gayle founded endED with the goal of giving hope to those suffering from an eating disorder by creating an alternative to the medical model – the first residential eating disorder facility in Australia.

Gaby, like many locals, is proud that the beautiful residential facility is now located on Old Gympie Road in Mooloolah.

Glenview local Jane Mannion, who attended the event, said she was in awe of some of the incredible people in the community doing wonderful things selflessly to benefit others.

To find out more about the services endED provides, follow the Facebook page

Anyone needing support with eating disorders or body image issues is encouraged to contact:
• Butterfly National Helpline on 1800 33 4673 (1800 ED HOPE) or
• Eating Disorders Victoria Helpline on 1300 550 23