A volunteer has been shortlisted for a prestigious national award recognising her tireless work for people with eating disorders.

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Diana Davies, 69, is one of three people in the running for the Beat Lifetime Achievement Award after manning the Norwich-based charity’s helpline for a decade.

The trained councillor, who lives in a village near Watton, started working with the charity after knowing several people with the mental illnesses.

Beat is celebrating its 25th year of helping people with eating disorders, including anorexia, bulimia and binge-eating disorder.

Mrs Davies was nominated by staff and trustees who work with her.

They said: “Diana has been a cornerstone of delivering the Beat Helpline service.

“Few people volunteer for an organisation over a 10-year period and it shows a remarkable commitment and Diana’s dedication to improving the lives of those she comes into contact with.”

Mrs Davies said she found the work she did satisfying because of how grateful the callers were.

“We try and help them find the right treatment and the right way forward for them.

“I don’t do this for an award, I just like doing it.”

A UEA Team (TATA Consultancy Services) and IT Project Winners have been shortlisted for the national Beat Innovation Award.

The Volunteer Recognition Award ceremony will take place on June 4 during national Volunteers Week at the House of Commons.

Are you doing something exceptional for charity? Do you know a volunteer who deserves recognition for their work? Email newsdesk@archant.co.uk

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