Fundraising Guidelines

Please follow the guidelines below to ensure your fundraising is suitable, legal and safe for everyone involved.

Choosing your fundraising activity

There are lots of different ways to fundraise for Beat from trekking up a mountain, to sharing your story online or organising a quiz in your workplace. It’s important to choose the fundraising activity that is right for you depending on your interests, skills, free-time and your health.

If you have previous experience of an eating disorder or are in recovery, it’s especially important that you choose the fundraising activity that is right for you. Please ensure you put your own health first and don’t take part in any fundraising activity that could put your health and wellbeing in jeopardy.

If you are currently suffering with an eating disorder, we strongly recommend that you:

  • Consider whether you are ready to talk about your experience
  • Ask your friends and family for their advice and support choosing the activity that’s right for you
  • Tell your doctor about your fundraising plans and discuss how they may impact your recovery
  • Avoid setting goals or targets that could be pressurising or unhealthy

Remember, fundraising should always be an enjoyable, empowering experience and it should never impact negatively on your physical or mental health.

Our friendly fundraising team is here to help you find the right event for you. Get in touch on 01603 753308 or email fundraising@beateatingdisorders.org.uk.

Looking after yourself during fundraising

Whether you’re taking on a challenge or organising your own event, please ensure your health and wellbeing always takes priority over your fundraising. Be careful not to take on too much or put pressure on yourself, remember fundraising should be fun!

Have support around you

Ask your family and friends to support you with your plans, to be there to cheer you on or help you out on the day. The best fundraisers have a strong support network behind them.

Withdraw if you become unwell

If you become unwell after deciding to take part in an event, you should withdraw from fundraising. Your health is the most important thing to us, so please don’t worry, no matter how far into your fundraising you are. We have always found that donors are very understanding.

Don’t link your fundraising with recovery goals

Although goals can be an important part of recovery, we do not recommend linking your recovery goals with your fundraising. This can trigger feelings of additional pressure after receiving donations directly linked to controlling certain behaviours. 

Using Beat branding and logos

If you are fundraising for Beat and would like to use our logo, please use the In Support of Beat logo which can be downloaded here.

Guidelines for Under 18s

If you are under 18, please provide written permission from your parents/guardians or teachers to they 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.

Any questions?

If you have any questions about your fundraising please contact the Fundraising Team on fundraising@beateatingdisorders.org.uk or 01603 753308 and they will be happy to help.