The Auchterarder and District Inner Wheel held a fundraising event on 28 February with 36 members getting their walking boots on in aid of BEAT the UK’s eating disorder charity.
At least 725,000 people in the UK are affected by an eating disorder, they are serious with anorexia having the highest mortality rate of any psychiatric condition. Early intervention is crucial in saving lives and Beat can provide the first contact to guide and support people in accessing the treatment they need. The charity supports thousands of people every year through its helplines, message board and text services, which are funded by supporters.
Inner Wheel’s support will help to fund Beat’s national helplines and Young Ambassador programme for volunteers aged 14-25 across the UK with personal experience of eating disorders.
Beat’s Community Fundraising Officer Andrea Auburn, said ‘We are delighted that Inner Wheel of Auchterarder and District are organising this walk to help Beat to fund our helplines and work with young people. Their kind support will help Beat to change the lives of more people affected by eating disorders.’
With both a short and long version utilising Oak Walk and Provosts walk respectively, members could choose how long they wished to be walking. Thanks must go to Alison Bonney and her husband who arranged the routes.
The ladies ended their efforts with a greatly appreciated lunch at Auchterarder Golf Club having raised almost £400 for a very worthy cause.