Women Work has chosen Beat as their charity for their 2018 event, which will take place on Friday 20 April at Salomons Estate, in Tunbridge Wells.
In 2017, the Women Work event began as an idea to bring a small group of local women together within a workshop environment to showcase their businesses and create opportunities for collaboration. After high public interest, the idea quickly snowballed into a very large and successful event, including talks on entrepreneurship, women in the workplace, health and wellbeing. Now they intend to make the event even bigger in 2018.
We are really excited about the opportunity of working with the Women Work Team. Funds raised through the partnership will help to fund Beat’s essential support services for anyone affected by eating disorders.
The Women Work team said: “Beat is our chosen charity for Women Work 2018. We decided to use our event to raise funds for this charity because of the work they do, not only to help people suffering from eating disorders but also the people that it affects around them. As mothers we are fully aware of the pressures on our young people to look and behave a certain way. There are so many young people suffering from an eating disorder for all sorts of reasons. We wanted to support a charity that actively educates people around these issues and campaigns to get real changes made to the way sufferers are seen and treated.”
Eating disorders are serious mental illnesses and include anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorder. They affect 1.25 million people in the UK of all ages and backgrounds. Realising that you or someone you know might have an eating disorder can be frightening. But eating disorders, while serious, are treatable, and it is very possible to make a full and sustained recovery.
Beat supports people who have or are worried they have an eating disorder, as well as others affected, such as friends and family members. Our services include: Helplines, online support groups, message boards, and a one-to-one chat service.
You can find out more information about Women Work here.