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Annie tucks in after a year without chocolate treats




It’s the time of year where everyone is making, and breaking new years resolutions.

One Bury St Edmunds woman made a very special resolution last year she challenged herself to give up her favourite treat, chocolate, for a full year.

At midnight on January 31 Annie Page was finally able to indulge her guilty pleasure of chocolate after spending the entirety of 2018 eating none whatsoever.

Annie White who gave up chocolate in 2018 for an epilepsy charity. Picture: Mark Westley.
Annie White who gave up chocolate in 2018 for an epilepsy charity. Picture: Mark Westley.

She did this to raise funds for Epilepsy Research UK.

Her daughter, Rosie, 11, was diagnosed with absence seizures, a form of epilepsy, in April 2017.

Annie, who is a teaching assistant at Guildhall Feoffment Primary School, said: “It was a lot harder than I expected. There were so many opportunities especially having children. But I managed to do it.”

She says shedid not taste, lick, or even take a surreptitious bite the whole time.

Annie added: “Rosie was diagnosed with epilepsy two years ago so I decided to set myself this challenge and raise some money.”

Rosie, who also attends Guildhall Feoffment Primary, has been very supportive of her mum. Annie said: “She admitted to me yesterday that she was really happy that I could eat chocolate again. It’s one of my favourite foods that I can’t resist.”

Annie visited Kaspa’s dessert parlour last Wednesday to treat herself with the biggest chocolate sundae on the menu.

You can still donate via justgiving.com and search for Annie’s 365 Days Without Chocolate.



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