Dave Chawner Dave is a Number 1 best-selling author, an award-winning comic and presenter, as seen on BBC, ITV & Channel 4 and heard on Radio 1, Radio 4 BBC Radio 5 Live. Presenter for BBC's Tomorrow's World, The Breakfast Show on Panda Radio & stand in for Mock The Week. Writer for The Guardian, The Telegraph, The Metro & Cosmopolitan ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ - Arts Award Voice ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ - Bunbury Magazine ★ ★ ★ ★ - The List ★ ★ ★ ★ - Edinburgh Festival Magazine ★ ★ ★ ★ - Three Weeks ★ ★ ★ ★ - Broadway Baby ★ ★ ★ ★ - Ed Fringe Review ★ ★ ★ ★ - Voice Mag ★ ★ ★ ★ - Fringe Explosion ‘Thank goodness for Dave; he tells his invaluable story with humour and tongue in cheek charm...hilariously entertaining’ - Mail On Sunday 'Quirky, moving & hilarious' - Indy 100 'This is one comic you have to make the effort to see...' - The Scottish Herald 'Chawner deserves a place among the upper tiers of British comedy...' - Voice Magazine 'Couldn't be more perfect...' - Arts Awards Voice 'This show is a gem...' - The List 'Sharp, insightful, touching, but above all really, really funny...' - Three Weeks "First Steps is exactly the sort of place I needed when I was a teenager, but I didn't realise it. I grew up near Derby and if I'd have been aware of the support, help and guidance of the charity maybe things would have been different. It's amazing to have the opportunity to be able to go back and try and give the help that I'd needed back then. When I was going through my eating disorder I needed people to treat me normally. People began whispering to me asking for 'a quiet word' and constantly pulling me aside. I didn't want to be treated like a patient I wanted to be treated like a person. I wanted people to ask if I had anorexia rather than keep telling me and understand that I might not be completely aware of what was going on. Being able to have a non-judgmental facility in order to help people is key. Eating Disorders affect different people in different backgrounds, and it is amazing that First Steps offers help in schools, universities and workplaces. First Steps is the charity I should have turned to when I lived around Derbyshire. I know want to help local people get the help I should."