Transform the lives of those affected by eating disorders

Beat’s mission is to end the pain, suffering and loss of life caused by eating disorders. If you want to make a lasting difference, a donation of £5,000 or more could mean that lives and families are no longer torn apart by these preventable, treatable mental illnesses.

Major gifts are critical to our work. They allow us to design new projects and respond flexibly to where the greatest need for Beat’s life-saving work arises.

Why Beat?

As the UK’s eating disorder charity, we have 30 years’ specialist experience in eating disorders.

Our Helpline takes calls from over 30,000 people a year, supporting them through their own or a loved one’s eating disorder.

We’re continually learning from the services we provide and creating new ways of helping people across the UK affected by eating disorders. Recently, we’ve introduced services like training courses for university staff, and over-the-phone coaching for carers.

As a major donor, you can help secure our services for future generations, or be part of designing something new so that we can reach more people and in innovative new ways. 

Working with Beat, you could:

  • Provide a lifeline for people in crisis who desperately need help, by expanding our current support services or introducing new ones
  • Leave a lasting legacy for future generations by campaigning for long-term change to healthcare practice and government policy
  • Ensure treatment options are as effective as possible, by developing research to extend our understanding of eating disorders and their treatment

What we can offer you:

  • A dedicated relationship manager in our Philanthropy team
  • Regular updates on the difference you are making
  • A choice on how your donation is used. We have a range of projects that you could support, or we can allocate it to the areas where the need is greatest
  • Unique and meaningful recognition of your contribution to Beat, for example through naming opportunities and thanks in our reports and website
  • Tailored proposals
  • Priority invitations to our events to meet like-minded people, to learn about our work and meet the people your gift helps to support
  • The opportunity to make an incredible difference to families affected by eating disorders.

What our Major Donors say:

I looked at a variety of mental health charities when considering how best to ‘give something back’. Beat came across professionally and passionately, and as I got to know them I learnt that they really punch above their weight in terms of connections and impact. I’d encourage anyone to approach them with open minds, and questions to see how your ideas can make an impact long into the future.Nick

To get in touch with the team, email