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Rosie discusses her experience of fundraising at university for Beat.

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

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

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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