‘Taking steps’ and raising funds for eating disorders

Posted 16/10/2017

Beat, the UK’s eating disorder charity, will be holding their first “Walk & Talk London” this November.  “Walk & Talk London” is a sponsored walk in the stunning grounds of Osterley Park in West London.   

“Walk & Talk London” is scheduled for Saturday 4th November, beginning outside the Café at 11.30am.   

Members of the public as well Beat’s ambassadors will take a relaxed stroll through Osterley Park, taking in the Autumn colours and beautiful Georgian landscape. This event will be a great opportunity to raise funds for the Beat, whilst meeting new friends, and raising awareness of eating disorders.

Commenting on the charity’s plans, Toby Upson Regional Officer, said:   “Sufferers of eating disorders face stigma, secrecy and misunderstanding every day.   

“At Beat, we know that talking about eating disorders can be difficult. But raising awareness is vital if we are to remove the stigma and misconceptions often associated with these serious mental health illnesses.  

“We wanted to create a safe, open and friendly space for discussing eating disorders, whilst at the same time raising funds for so we can continue towards our vision of ending the pain and suffering caused by these serious mental illnesses.   

“Beat has already organised similar events in rest of the country, raising vital funds for our services. We thought a great location such as Osterley would be the perfect place for the first “Walk and Talk London”.  

In the UK at least 1.25 Million men and women of all ages and backgrounds, are affected by an eating disorder. Anorexia has the highest mortality rate of any mental illness.   
At Beat we know a full recovery is possible. A key part of a positive recovery is accessing treatment quickly. As a champion, a friend and a guide Beat supports thousands of people every year to make that early step.  

Walk & Talk London will take place on Saturday 4th November, starting at 11.30am outside Osterley Parks Café.  

For more information, or to arrange an interview, please contact the Press Office on 01603 753316 or media@beateatingdisorders.org.uk