"I knew I had to do it!" Beat Big Jumper

Posted 07/08/2019

Will you join The Big Jump on Saturday 5 October? Take part along with 60 other brave fundraisers and skydive together to help end the pain and suffering caused by eating disorders.

Lisa is doing The Big Jump for Beat this year – read about her experience below.

What motivated you to take part in The Big Jump for Beat this year?

For a long time, I have suffered from an eating disorder and wanted to raise awareness of them to help others as much as I can, because recovery IS possible! I have been supporting Beat for the past couple of years and it was the beginning of this year that I realised just how much even posting about Beat’s cause on social media can help others.

I want people to be aware that you don't have to look a certain way to have an eating disorder and that an eating disorder is a serious mental health illness.

What are you looking forward to the most about taking on The Big Jump?

I have always wanted to skydive, so when I saw that Beat does it and it's all for charity, I knew I had to do it! I think it's going to be a wonderful and emotional (in a good way) experience.

How are you finding your fundraising and how is Beat helping?

I'm enjoying it! I'm having a BBQ with family and friends this weekend, so I will have a little Beat area set up to fundraise more. Beat have helped a lot with sending me balloons, bunting, stickers and leaflets for fundraising, and always keeping in touch with me, which I really appreciate.

Feeling brave? There are still spaces left in this year's Big Jump on 5 October.