Fundraising Guidelines

Many of our fundraisers choose to take part in exercise-related fundraising. We know that for many people taking part in these events is a positive goal in their recovery. We have taken advice from senior clinicians who treat people with eating disorders, and their view was that helping people to see sports and exercise in a healthy, positive way is an important part of recovery. If we were to discourage all exercise-related activities, we could be equally sending an unhelpful message about the role of exercise in people’s everyday lives. 

However, individuals' wellbeing is always our priority. If participating in fundraising activities involving exercise would be harmful to someone's health, we discourage them from taking part. There are lots of ways to fundraise that do not involve exercise. See our A-Z of Fundraising Ideas for more.

With this in mind:

  • Please do put your health first and don’t take part in any fundraising activity or training that could put your health and wellbeing in jeopardy. If you have any current health issues, or concerns about the suitability of our fundraising activities, please contact your GP.
  • This is also the case if you become unwell after deciding to do an event. Your health is the most important thing, so please don’t worry if you have to withdraw, no matter how far into your fundraising you are. We have always found that donors are very understanding. Please get in touch with the team if you have any worries about taking part. 
  • Our friendly fundraising team is here to help you find the right event for you. Get in touch on 01603 753335 or email fundraising@beateatingdisorders.org.uk.

If you are under 18, please ensure that your parents or guardians are fully aware of any fundraising activities you have planned, whether they involve exercise or not.

Beat does not accept any responsibility or liability for your fundraising activity.