ME sufferer given award

Community awards at Reading University - far right is Laura Truesdale from Haddenham
Community awards at Reading University - far right is Laura Truesdale from Haddenham
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A university art student suffering with ME has been commended for her work in the community.

University of Reading student Laura Truesdale of Haddenham has been given the student community award.

This scheme is aimed at highlighting the efforts of students who help others using their own initiative, perhaps by providing support to others, making a contribution to the local community or showing acts of kindness or good neighbourliness.

Laura was nominated by fellow art student Emma Clarke who said: “Laura has run self-help groups for students with eating disorders and door knocked in the community with petitions asking people what they thought needed to improve in their area. She also set-up and ran art workshops for Reading’s Drug and Alcohol Information Services and then Elizabeth Fry Bail & Probation Hostel who enlisted Laura’s help after hearing of the success of the workshops.

“Her efforts are truly inspiring given Laura was diagnosed with ME six years ago.”