£10,000 to help people with B12 deficiency

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A CHARITY has been handed almost £10,000 in lottery funding to publicise a controversial treatment.

The B12 Deficiency Support Group (B12D), which was set up three years ago, aims to spread the word about the vitamin treatment, which has been claimed to help people suffering from a range of debilitating conditions.

Horden-based doctor Joseph Chandy, a life-time president of the group, applied to the Big Lottery Fund for the £9,500 grant.

The money will be used to develop the B12D website, which attracts visitors from around the world.

“Initially, the website was set up and run in-house, but we’re now at the stage where we need to take the next step and make it more user-friendly and easier to navigate,” he said.

“The money will be used to appoint a company to work on the site and improve it.

“We want to make sure that people visiting the site will be able to find the information they need quickly and be able to understand it.”

It is claimed vitamin B12 can be used to treat a range of conditions, including fatigue, ME, MS, and Addison’s disease.