Charlotte's Helix was featured on BBC Breakfast on Wednesday morning with support from our partners at Kings College London, a wonderfully articulate and generous Beat Young Ambassador (@swanabi), and by Beat and other BBC sources. BBC Radios: Wales, Shropshire, and 5 Live have all featured interviews that have talked about Charlotte's Helix. Thank you to everyone involved, for all that you have done to raise awareness about what Charlotte's Helix is about and where the future of genetic research into eating disorders and other serious mental illnesses is headed.
Thank you also, very especially, to Charlotte's family. This will no doubt have been a significant week for them. I am sure that they have celebrated and remembered and talked a great deal about Charlotte and her legacy and about all that she means to them, and we are so very proud to count them amongst the principal supporters of this endeavour, set up to honour their beautiful, brave, caring, informed and articulate Charlotte. In their mother's image, her children demonstrated this week that they are their mother's daughters.
Our numbers of registrations have hit some records this week (more news in due course), and we are delighted to welcome all of our new registrants and supporters on board. Thank you all for watching, listening, learning and participating in this piece of history in the making.
Here are the links, to everything that went on this week and that we are able to point in your direction. Enjoy!
BBC News: Anorexia: UK scientists research DNA link
BBC Radio Shropshire: A Charlotte's Helix spokesperson on Charlotte's Helix (01:50:00)
BBC Radio Wales: Beat CEO, Susan Ringwood, on Charlotte's Helix (01:43:30)
BBC Radio 5 Live: KCL's Gerome Breen talks genetic research (04:50:00), and
KCL's Gursharan Kalsi and Beat Young Ambassador Abigail Davis talk science & participation (01:36:30)