Miss Alison Madge

Charity details

Beat (Formerly Eating Disorders Association)

Beat is the UK’s eating disorder charity. Their vision is an end to the pain and suffering caused by eating disorders. They have been a champion, guide and friend to anyone affected by these serious mental illnesses since our founding in 1989 as the Eating Disorders Association, giving sufferers and their loved ones a place where they feel listened to, supported, and empowered.

A champion

Eating disorders are widely misunderstood and stigmatised illnesses, so they work to change this at every level. They campaign for positive change for people who are suffering so that they can get the help they need and deserve as quickly as possible, because they know that the faster they get treatment, the greater their chance of full recovery. They run and assist with research to learn more about what causes eating disorders and how best to treat them.

A guide

They translate the complex and technical into practical guidance for people affected by eating disorders, both sufferers and their friends and families. They offer awareness training in schools and workplaces, and a HelpFinder service to help people find treatment in their area. THeY help healthcare professionals to recognise the thoughts and feelings that cause these mental illnesses, rather than focusing on physical symptoms, so that they can provide the best possible care for their patients.

A friend

Eating disorders can be deeply isolating for the people affected by them. Their message boards, online support groups, and regional support services allow people to talk to others with similar experiences, helping them to feel less alone with their eating disorder. They run phone and email helplines 365 days a year for anyone who needs them. Often when people get in touch it’s the first time they’ve voiced their concerns about themselves or a loved one.

Beat receives no government funding, so we rely on the generosity of our supporters to help us continue our important work. If you’d like to get involved, you can find out how to do so here.


Registered Number 801343


Messages of condolence

In memory of Alison. Love Tony and Jill

Mr Anthony James

In memory of my darling cousin Alison who lived with an eating disorder for most of her life . A lovely warm and courageous person . How I will miss you. With love Judyx

Ms Judy Corry

Remembered with love and affection

Mrs Janet Thomas