Fundraising at University

Eating Disorders Awareness Week is a perfect time to raise awareness of the support available for students affected by eating disorders. From speaking to students, we have found that 32% were diagnosed with an eating disorder during their university years.

Your fundraising will help them know they’re not alone and support our Helpline services that are available 365 days a year. Haven’t ordered your fundraising pack yet? Order here.

We don’t know what the world will look like in March, but we’re here to support you to turn your plans virtual or if plans can go ahead, help you 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 at university

  • Virtual dress up day – with many events cancelled, get together virtually and dress up to the nines in ballgowns and tuxes. Set up a Just Giving page and have a competition for best dressed!
  • Social media takeover - if you are a part of your SU, a club or society, ask them if you can take over their social media for the day to help raise awareness and reach a new audience! Download our resources to share below.
  • Self-care event – hold a mindfulness activity that everyone can enjoy. Use your skills and hold a creative workshop or yoga session. Let’s get people together and remind them how important self-care is.

Download our Celebrate You activity game to get creative and encourage students across the university 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 university collage.

Download Your Celebrate You Poster

Tamika is studying at Cardiff University and wanted to help us raise funds and awareness for Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2020. Along with the Cardiff Ultimate Frisbee Club, she held an ultimate frisbee team tournament and a pub quiz, alongside sharing lots of information across their social media pages throughout the week.

Each person that entered the tournament was asked to donate £5 and they had an amazing turn out with 35 people taking part.

Tamika's Story

We had our tournament for Beat on Friday! It was a really fun event, and everyone really got into the charitable spirit which was great to see and acted as an incredible opportunity to spread awareness of eating disorders and help people become a bit more educated.

Due to lockdown restrictions, the club had to change their pub quiz plans and held it virtually instead, raising an additional £203!

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