Get Involved with Eating Disorders Awareness Week

We couldn’t do it without you, so whether you hold a quiz with friends and family or organise a virtual dress up day at work, your fundraising will support our work to end the pain and suffering caused by eating disorders.

Ideas to help you get started:

  • Virtual dress up day. With many events cancelled or postponed in 2020, organise a virtual meet up online and get dressed up. Tuxes and ballgowns – celebrate and fundraise!
  • Craft workshop*. Whether you set up a stand at your school or have a coffee morning, share your craft skills with friends and family in return for a donation.
  • Pamper Party*. Organise mindfulness activities, face masks and catch up with friends.
  • Yoga Class*. Ask your instructor to put on a special class during the week with proceeds made to Beat.
  • Quiz Night*. Ask each team to donate to take part and ask a friend, family member or colleague to volunteer as quiz master.

*When planning any fundraising activity, please follow social distancing rules and current government guidelines. Remember you can make your activities virtual if need be!

Tips on how to share your story and raising awareness

Whatever you decide to do to fundraise during the week, help to challenge the stigma and misunderstanding of these serious mental health illnesses by sharing your story on your Just Giving page.

What is your experience of eating disorders?

Describe what happened to you or your loved-one. What impact did it have on you and your life? For example, some people find their eating disorder impacts their relationships, education or self-esteem.

Sharing your experience might feel a little bit intimidating but by highlighting the impact of eating disorders you will show why donations to our work, through your amazing fundraising, is so important. It may even encourage others to get the help and support they need for themselves or a loved one.

Why are you fundraising for Beat?

Did our Helpline services help you or someone you know? Or maybe you feel our services would have helped you previously? Explain what Beat means to you and why you feel our work is so important.

What are you doing to raise money?

This is the part where you get to show off your fundraising activity. It might be to mark an important point in your recovery, to show support for a loved one or to take part in a bucket list challenge!

What does people’s support mean to you?

Let people know how encouraging their support is and how much it means to you that they are helping to raise awareness of these serious mental illnesses. And say thank you to everyone for donating!

Please follow our Fundraising Guidelines to ensure your fundraising is suitable, legal, and safe for everyone involved.

It’s important to choose a fundraising activity that is right for you depending on your interests, skills, free-time, and your health. It’s especially important that you choose an appropriate fundraising activity, if you have previous experience of an eating disorder or are in recovery.