Every year we rely on the support of our fantastic team of Beat volunteer fundraisers doing lots of fun things to raise money in aid of our work.  The money you raise helps us continue to run our vital support services helping people with eating disorders and their families. 

There are so many ways you can fundraise for Beat! The opportunities are endless! Below are some great ideas to get you thinking about some of the things you can do

  • Hold your own event
  • Have a bake sale
  • Organise a lunchtime car wash!
  • Have a Dress Down Day at work
  • Hold a car boot sale
  • Leave us a gift in your will
  • Donate a day! A day's salary, donations instead of birthday gifts or wedding gifts!
  • Hold a sports day or a sporting event
  • Organise a quiz night
  • Take part in an organised event such as running races, overseas adventure, trek, cycle or swim
  • Nominate Beat within your workplace for Charity of the Year


For any fundraising event you take part in, don't forget to ask your employer if they take part in Matched Giving. This means your employer could match each donation you receive so you could potentially double your donations!

For more information on any of our events, or for more ideas, hints and tips on fundraising email We will be more than happy to go through any ideas you may have.

If you already have an event set up or have your own place in an event, you can set up an online fundraising page with Virgin Money Giving by clicking the "Start fundraising" button below, don't forget to email us for your free Beat fundraising pack, running vest or t-shirt and any other promotional items that may be able to help with your event!

Fundraise for us using Virgin Money Giving

To find out about more of our organised events click on the links below or choose from the list on the left hand side.

Run for Beat

There is a variety of all kinds of races to take part in, from 5K fun runs, to full marathons! You could even mix all kinds of challenges by taking part in a triathlon or a race with obstacles! There is something to suit all abilities! Email to find out more!

To find out what it's like to take part in The Virgin London Marathon meet the Beat team here.

Cycle for Beat

Cycling events are very popular! Also a great team building experience! Perhaps get a group of work colleagues together for a fantastic corporate event and cycle London to Brighton, or for the more adventurous you could cycle London to Paris!Taking up a cycle challenge can be a great way to make new friends, get fit, and take on the experience of a lifetime while raising awareness and funds for Beat! Listed below are a few options

  • London to Brighton Cycle
  • London to Paris Cycle
  • Cycle Lands End to John O'Groats
  • Three Cities Cycle
  • Nightrider 2013
  • Overseas cycling events

You could even take part in an overseas challenge - trekking through Iceland , Peru, climbing Kilimanjaro in Tanzania or walking the Great Wall of China and many others to choose from!




If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Liz in the Fundraising team on or telephone 01603 753336

Happy Fundraising!

If you would like to get in touch about any aspects of our fundraising over which you have a concern please email  We take all concerns seriously and aim to respond to any such feedback within 5 working days.


Beat is a member of the Fundraising Standards Board, the regulator of charity fundraising in the UK. This means working to high standards and being accountable, giving our supporters confidence when they make a donation.

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