Treatment Helps Ellie to Smile Again and Inspires Fund

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The dramatic improvement in the health of a young girl following treatment has prompted a complementary therapist to launch a unique fund

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Ellie had been seen by consultants in hospital since she was two, but apart from giving her medication to ease the problem, there seemed to be nothing else that could be done for her.

The SMILE Fund is a not for profit organisation founded by Christine Charters-Young who runs the Suffolk-based Healing House for Health and Well Being. Its aim is to offer complementary therapies to those who would benefit from, but cannot afford the treatments.

The inspiration for the Smile Fund came from seven year-old Ellie Cross from Newmarket, who first started visiting Christine at her Great Bradley practice when she was just five years old.

According to her Mum, Kim, Ellie’s chronic constipation was making her life a misery. She was restricted in what she could do at school and was in a lot of pain for much of the time.

Kim said: “Ellie had been seen by consultants in hospital since she was two, but apart from giving her medication to ease the problem, there seemed to be nothing else that could be done for her.”

Desperate to help their daughter, Ellie’s family sought out Christine and almost as soon as the first reflexology treatment had taken place, things started to improve.

“There was an improvement almost immediately and that not only helped Ellie physically, but resulted in her gaining more confidence. Gradually the problem got better and Ellie was so happy. The treatment Ellie received from Christine was honestly like a miracle,” added Mum Kim.

Inspired by Ellie’s recovery, Christine wants to make sure that every child in need has full access to therapies that will help their recovery and has launched The Smile Fund. The SMILE Fund relies entirely upon donations, grants and fundraising. Thanks to a recent donation of £950 from the Co-operative Bank, funds have been swelled and Christine is now urging local people and businesses to help in any way they can.

She said: “My overriding passion and goal is to ensure that all people are supported in trying to achieve optimum health. I truly believe that many of the problems people have can be helped enormously with therapeutic activities.”

If you would like to make a donation to The Smile Fund or have some fund raising ideas, please contact Christine on 01223 654552.
For more information, please contact Christine Charters-Young on 01223 654552 or email healing-house(at)uwclub(dot)net

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