Big Blue Thank You

As lockdown begins to end, many people affected by eating disorders are still felling cut off and alone. Trapped by the silence, isolation and stigma these serious mental illnesses cause to people’s lives. 

Beat has experienced a staggering increase in demand for our services since lockdown began and we are determined to continue to be here for as many people each day as we can through our Helpline services.

But with many more sporting and mass participation events being cancelled this autumn – we need your fundraising and support more than ever to continue providing what has become a lifeline for so many. 

What is the Big Blue Thank You?

The Big Blue Thank You is a virtual worldwide movement – this free virtual event is open to anyone!  It is a way to recognise and thank key workers across the world for the incredible work they are doing every day as well as supporting the charity of your choice.

You can choose your own challenge to say thank you and fundraise to help raise vital funds to support those in need of urgent support right now.

  • Sign up from 5th July and start your chosen challenge whenever you want to.
  • Do what you enjoy, the ideas are endless! You could run, walk, bike, yoga, craft, quiz, teach etc.
  • Challenge yourself or get a virtual team together. How about challenging your co-workers to say thank you too?
  • Join Team Beat and fundraise to help us to be there for those that need us during these uncertain times.
  • When you sign up you will have access to your very own personal Big Blue Thank You portal where you can create and share your Big Blue Thank You activities.
  • You will also receive a personalised activity number to wear for your activity and a personalised certificate once you have completed the challenge. 

How can I take part?

Sign up to the Big Blue Thank You here:  


Whatever you choose to do, please let us know. Our fundraising team would love to hear your plans and ideas.


How much is it to join? 

It's free to sign up! 

Health and wellbeing

Any half marathon is an extremely tough physical challenge. We strongly suggest that you consult your doctor/clinician before taking part in a sporting event, especially if you have an existing medical condition. If you have personal experience of an eating disorder, we also strongly suggest that you have been out of treatment for at least 2 years. Please make sure you read our fundraising guidelines before getting started.  

Anywhere across the UK

Event Date
Start at any time

Event Organiser
Fundraising Team