TWO teens put their best feet forward to raise money and awareness of eating disorders and mental health issues.

Abi Swinscoe and Megan Still, both 17, raised more than £1,100 for BEAT and Mind charities on May 7 by walking 25km from Sandown to Cowes along the cycle path.

After fighting personal battles, and supporting each other over the past year, the best friends decided to give something back to the charities that have become very close to their hearts.

Through their walk they hoped they could raise awareness of eating disorders, and mental health issues, which they feel so many teenagers have faced during lockdown and beyond.

Their message is that it is possible to overcome adversities, support is out there, and nobody needs to be alone in difficult times.

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Abi said: “By raising money for BEAT, I am helping others in their journey, to get them the help they deserve, sooner rather than later."

Megan said: “I am trying to help others realise that getting help and realising you need help is the first step in coming to terms with a mental illness and is the hardest step.

"I would like the purpose of this walk to benefit those who are finding it hard to reach out for help.”

Sponsor Abi and BEAT at

Sponsor Megan and Mind at