Skydive to raise money for Beat

Skydive to raise money for Beat


+ estimated £94 Gift Aid
£450 target

40 supporters


Lindsey Haynes

£10 + an est. £2.50 in Gift Aid 21st Apr 2021 07:16

Started on 31st March 2021 Ayot St. Peter, England, United Kingdom

As a child I was always conscious of my weight. I was healthy and active but loved food and was naturally a bigger build, which created a lot of anxiety around body image from a early age.

I tried everything to loose weight, some heathy but the majority was fuelled by looking a certain way rather than feeling good. I developed bulimia, along with binge eating and ended up putting on more weight than I was to begin with. Fast forward two years and I was determined to do it for the right reasons, I exercised regularly and cut out meat and dairy from my diet and I started to see results. I didn’t realise at the time but the restrictive eating and intense exercise became obsessive and I couldn’t see the impact it was having on my physical and mental health. With support of people around me, I’m trying to sustainably gaining weight again (something I never thought I’d find myself doing) and reversing the negative stigma I have around food.

Eating disorders aren’t discriminative of age, gender or background. It's an irrational, but very real feeling that with awareness and a shift in a perception of body image and diet culture, can be overcome. What we see and engage with day-to-day plays a fundamental role in our perception of what we think we deserve and how we think we should look, which is partly why around 1.25 million people in the UK are currently suffering from a form of eating disorder. I only heard about the work of Beat towards the end of my journey but I hope by raising money it enable them to reach out to those who need the support and treatment, and prevent as many people from ever seeing food as something that shouldn’t be enjoyed. 

Thank you.


Sarah Smith pledged £10
29th April 2021 at 4:50pm
Sophie Thomas commented

Gwarrrn girl, so proud of you ❤️

26th April 2021 at 7:31pm
Lindsey Haynes commented

Good luck with the fund raising and the skydive.

21st April 2021 at 7:18am
Lindsey Haynes pledged £10 + an est. £2.50 in Gift Aid
21st April 2021 at 7:16am
Sarah Campbell commented

Good Luck Hannah xx

14th April 2021 at 8:09am
Cam Dayton pledged £10 + an est. £2.50 in Gift Aid
13th April 2021 at 9:49pm
Sufia Ali commented

Best of luck Hannah with the skydive 🪂

12th April 2021 at 10:40pm
Sufia Ali pledged £10 + an est. £2.50 in Gift Aid
12th April 2021 at 10:39pm
Sophie Plummer commented

An amazing charity that does fantastic work. Good luck with the skydive Hannah but most importantly, enjoy every minute of it! Sophie :)

12th April 2021 at 9:33pm

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