I hope you don't mind me contacting you out of the blue like this. I
am getting in touch from a UK TV company called betty. We've been
commissioned by the BBC to produce a film about adult sufferers of
anorexia. The premise is to feature women who are in their 30's,
40's or older who are living with anorexia, whether it's a remission
from earlier childhood or something that's developed later in
life. Its part of a season of films the BBC are making about body
image and eating.
The aim is to demonstrate how anorexia is not just a disease that
exclusively targets teenage girls with low self-esteem. According
to recent research the increase in anorexia among older women is
phenomenal whether this is true or whether diagnoses is now more
common is something I am looking into as part of my research.
It would be great to talk to you about the project to get more of an
insight. I am also searching for older women sufferers of anorexia
who would be willing to share their stories. At this stage it's for
research purposes only. I was hoping you could help point me in the
right direction. Would you be happy to forward my request to members
of your support group?
To let you know more, betty is an independent television production
company which has been making award-winning documentaries, drama,
factual entertainment and formats since 2001. See www.betty.co.uk.
I look forward to hearing from you,
the heals building
8 alfred mews
t:0207 290 0660
f:0207 290 0679