Thank you so much for planning a Walk & Talk for Eating Disorders Awareness Week! Let's walk away from stigma, secrecy and misunderstanding.
As eating disorders are so secretive, talking helps to combat stigma and encourage understanding. Every penny you raise will help end pain and suffering, making a big difference to the lives of people affected by eating disorders.
How to get started
- Pick a route. It could be laps around your local park, a route around the block from your workplace at lunchtime or a famous hiking route.
- Pick a date for your walk. Choose 6 March – the Saturday of awareness week or walk a section of your walk each day through the week – you could invite a different friend, family member or colleague to join you each day.
- Set up a Just Giving page. Personalise it by sharing why you’re joining us for Eating Disorders Awareness Week.
- Share your page in the lead up to the week to let everyone know your plans. Keep an eye out on our download section for images to share to help raise awareness and funds to support people affected by eating disorders.
- Walk and Talk! Whenever you walk during the week, your fundraising will help us support people who contact our Helpline services every day!
Set up a Just Giving page
Tips for your fundraising
- Live stream sections of your walk to talk about eating disorders to raise even more awareness
- Friends and family across the country who won’t be able to join you on the day. Ask them to organise their own walk, share your page and contribute their ‘virtual’ steps to your walk.
- Post updates on your page with different myths about eating disorders to spread awareness and be talking points on your walk.
Please follow our Fundraising Guidelines to ensure your fundraising is suitable, legal, and safe for everyone involved.
It’s important to choose a fundraising activity that is right for you depending on your interests, skills, free-time, and your health. It’s especially important that you choose an appropriate fundraising activity, if you have previous experience of an eating disorder or are in recovery.