Giving Zach a Safe Future

Charity walk to raise money for five-year-old Zach Tahir from Weaste who suffers from rare disorder, Pica.

By Lee Isherwood | 23 July 2012

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CORN Exchange, Manchester, is supporting the charity walk to raise money for five-year-old Zach Tahir from Weaste, who suffers from an extreme form of the rare disorder, Pica.

Five-year-old Zach, who is autistic and cannot speak, has a rare condition which means he cannot distinguish between food and inedible objects and wants to eat everything from the window blinds to the plaster on his walls.

Aspecto at the Corn Exchange is supporting the Tahir family’s efforts and has pledged to match the amount raised to £15,000 if £7,500 can be raised – the amount required to build Zach’s safe new bedroom.

The Thahir family is asking people to join them in raising money on their walk across Manchester, which will take them from The Trafford Centre to Exchange Square, on Sunday July 29.

For more information or to join in with walk, please visit or by email

The Corn Exchange is conveniently located in Exchange Square just two minutes from Victoria Station and has a range of shopping outlets from fashion, beauty, food and jewellery.

Visit to find out more about the stores, services and eateries available at the centre.