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:
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.
Please note, under 18s must not fundraise through street and house to house collections, raffles, or an event involving alcohol.
Children under 16 must not be left with overall responsibility for handling money and/or counting collected money.
Beat does not accept any responsibility or liability for your fundraising activity.