This weekend Tan Quddus, 26 year old Personal Trainer from Surrey, ran the Silverstone Half Marathon this weekend in aid of MGEDT.
Tan explained his motivations for running for us: “Something I discovered very quickly is the alarming lack of help and support there is available for men who have experienced problems with their relationship with food and that there are many suffering in silence with what can feel like a never-ending struggle. The idea that an eating disorder is something only women experience must leave many male sufferers feeling lonely and helpless.”
In total Tan has raised over £1000 for MGEDT and is still rising. The funds will go towards essential peer support services, both face to face and online, for those affected by eating disorders in males.
Neil Holmes, Chairman of the board of Trustees, thanked Tan: “Men Get Eating Disorders Too is writing to you to offer our sincere gratitude and thanks for your enormous efforts to raise money for the charity. We really are overwhelmed and thrilled at everything you have done, and we can assure you that the funds you have raised will contribute significantly to the projects and activities we are delivering now and plan to deliver in the future. People like you are the ones who really make the difference and make changes happen, and it is with great thanks and gratitude that we will accept this money.”
See how much Tan raised here via Charity Giving: http://www.charitygiving.co.uk/tanquddus