melanie smith

Mel's GR5 attempt in 18 days - (620km through the french alps)

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Participants: no-one else was willing to sign up to do this with me!!!!

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We share the vision of an end to the pain & suffering of eating disorders


I am delighted to be joining BEAT as a trustee!   I thought I would get off to a good start as a trustee by putting my feet where my heart is and tackling a tough 18 day attempt on the 620 km GR5.  The route has an average of 34km of hiking and 2000+ meters of climbing every day.  Given I am still recovering from an ongoing back injury and shin splints, I think this is going to be tough!   

I would love your support!!!  I am getting started on June 20 and would love to hit my fundraising goal before I get started.  I will match the final amount of the donations :-)

Updates will be provided with appropriate humour and photos on my blog (

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Beat is the UK’s eating disorder charity. Our mission is to end the pain and suffering caused by eating disorders. These serious mental illnesses ruin and, too often, take lives. Our Helpline is available online or by phone for anyone suffering, as well as their family and friends.

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