AS part of the 'Sock it to Eating Disorders Day' organised by the charity 'Beat' Thelma Pacsoo, Churchwarden of St Stephen's Church Steeton, wore her silliest socks to morning service, on Sunday, March 5, kindly sponsored, by family, friends and fellow parishioners, raising a three figure sum, as well as raising awareness of these serious mental illnesses, which effect people of all ages, both male and female.

Being a member of Ilkley Inner Wheel and currently an International Inner Wheel Board Director, Thelma was moved to take part in the silly socks campaign, in support of a dear friend, Inner Wheel Association President Zena Cole, who chose Beat as her Presidential chosen charity, after her family was personally affected by eating disorders.

Commenting on the support given by Inner Wheel members, Beat's Community Fundraising Officer Andrea Auburn said: "We have been overwhelmed by the enthusiasm of Zena and her Inner Wheel members for our cause. Beat would like to extend our warmest gratitude, helping to fund Beat's Helpline and Young Ambassadors programme."