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Read the latest blogs on eating disorders. Written by our supporters, they cover real life experiences including recovery.

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20 January 2022

Iona’s ‘Beads4Beat’

Iona discusses how fundraising for Beat through making and customising bracelets helped her in her recovery.

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26 August 2021

Sam's 'Tea and a Treat for Beat'

Sam got creative during the pandemic with his fundraising for the London Marathon!

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18 August 2021

My skydive has helped me with recovery - it has reminded me what I am recovering for

Abi's skydive was postponed 5 times due to the pandemic, but it was certainly worth the wait!

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18 August 2021

"I'm pushing myself to be brave": Take to the skies for Beat!

Take part along with hundreds of other brave fundraisers, and skydive together to help end the pain and suffering caused by eating disorders. Here, Abi tells us about her post-lockdown skydive challenge.

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28 July 2021

Trekking through an eating disorder

For me, this was not simply a journey of losing weight, getting fitter, and gaining strength. In fact, those things were secondary in my mind.

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13 October 2020

"It is who I am that is important, and not how I look"

I wanted to fundraise for Beat because I suffer from anorexia nervosa. I reached crisis last year when I was hospitalised for six months, but that should never have happened.

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29 June 2020

Fundraising for Beat Helped Me Find Meaning in Lockdown

When lockdown came into force – what seems like a whole lifetime ago – I struggled. Like many people who experience eating problems, I felt so threatened by the changes in routine, the limited availability of certain foods, the massive uncertainty of it all

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26 May 2020

Sending 26 letters to those suffering with an eating disorder

Spreading kindness during this period in time is such a beautiful thing to do not only for those you are offering kindness to but also for your own wellbeing.

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22 May 2020

26 letters to my nearest and dearest for Beat

I have suffered with anorexia for about 2 1/2 years now, and the descent into the disorder was very fast and absolutely devastating.

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8 October 2018

My Marathon Story: Road to Recovery

I was waiting just before the start line, making small talk with the lady next to me. It was her first marathon too.

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