Fundraising at School

Fundraising at your school is an amazing way of raising awareness and helping us to continue to be there for people and families affected by eating disorders. It’s also great fun!

Download our Celebrate You activity game to get creative and encourage students to celebrate what makes them unique and individual as they decorate each section of the Beat logo. Bring all of the designs together to create a school collage.

Download Your Celebrate You Poster

We don’t know what the world will look like in March, but we’re here to support you with your fundraising! Whether you need to turn your plans virtual or if plans can go ahead, help make this the best Eating Disorders Awareness Week ever! Your support will mean we can continue to be there for more people affected by eating disorders.

Ideas for fundraising in your school

  • Walk & Talk – whether it’s virtually at home or laps around the school field, choose a school target and download our sponsorship forms or set up a school Just Giving page so family and friends can support you.
  • Sport tournaments - teachers vs students or class vs class.
  • Non school uniform day or virtual fancy dress day – to help Celebrate You.
  • School quiz – Teachers or students can write the rounds to test your school’s trivia knowledge!

Once you have your fundraising idea, you can get started by contacting your school council or Head Teacher to ask for permission to fundraise during Eating Disorders Awareness Week.

Use our template letter below that you can personalise to request a fundraising day at your school. If you need extra leaflets order them here.

Dear (Name of your head teacher or school council) 
I am writing to you to request permission to hold an (ACTIVITY) on (DATE) during Eating Disorders Awareness Week (1st – 7th March 2021). 
I want to raise awareness of eating disorders at school and fundraise to support Beat’s support services which help thousands of people affected every year.
1.25 million people in the UK have an eating disorder and as you may know, eating disorders are serious mental illnesses that can affect anyone, at any age. 
School students can be vulnerable to developing an eating disorder due to the academic pressures at school, eating with others and social anxieties. 
Beat’s support services are available for those that have an eating disorder and for their friends and family members too. 
It costs £25 for posters and information to be displayed in schools and universities and their Helpline services are completely free to use and open 365 days of the year.
(Add a section about why you would like your school to be involved.)
Thank you for taking the time to read my letter and consider my request.
Yours sincerely,

If you need extra resources or want to chat through your plans, call us on 01603 753 308.