Be Bright and Bold in School this EDAW!
Fundraising at school is an amazing way to raise awareness of eating disorders, so we can be there for those affected.
It’s also really fun!
To get started, ask your head teacher or school council if you can host a Bright and Bold fundraiser for Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2022.
Easy fundraising ideas
- Bright and Bold no-uniform day — Everyone donates £2 to wear their boldest, brightest outfits to school (sparkles encouraged).
- Celebrate You — Download our ‘Celebrate You’ poster and ask students to decorate their own Beat logo and showcase their creative genius. Then display all the designs on one big, beautiful collage.
- Walk and Talk — Whether it’s laps around the school field or local route, students can raise awareness while stretching their legs. Download our sponsorship form to get started.
- Host a Talent Show — Dancing, juggling, yodeling…it’s all good. Release your inner superstars and ask for small donations as an entry fee.
- Get Quizzical — Form vs form or teachers vs students? Challenge the entire school to a quiz of choice and raise vital funds for our Helpline services.
- Silent disco — Donors can buy tickets and choose a song when donating money.
- Affirmation wheel — Download it here.
How to get started
- Pick an activity that makes you happy!
- Pick a date, EDAW will start on Monday the 28th of February and finish on Sunday the 6th of March.
- Set up a Just Giving page. Personalise it by sharing why you’re joining us for Eating Disorders Awareness Week.
- Share your page in the lead up to the week to let everyone know your plans. Keep an eye out on our download section for images to share to help raise awareness and funds to support people affected by eating disorders.
- Be Bright and Bold! Your fundraising will help us support people who contact our Helpline services every day.
Tips for your fundraising
- Live stream sections of your event to talk about eating disorders and raise even more awareness.
- Contact friends and family across the country who won’t be able to join you on the day. Ask them to join in virtually, to share your page and contribute to your Bright and Bold EDAW.
- Post updates on your page with different facts and myths about eating disorders to spread awareness.
Be Bright and Bold
Download our ‘Celebrate You’ posters and get creative with your students. Our aim is to help them develop and promote positive self-esteem — and this activity gives them the chance to explore and celebrate their creative talents.
It will leave them feeling proud and confident about their unique gifts (and those of others).
Tips for teachers
- Encourage students not to focus on physical attributes or compliments they’ve received.
- Ask students to share their posters, so they can celebrate each other's individuality as part of a group. It’s not about comparison but appreciation of different skills and styles.
- Create a collage of all the posts and share it with us on Twitter (@BeatED). We’d love to see and share your students’ work!
If you’re worried about a pupil, head to beateatingdisorders.org.uk/pupils for tips on spotting the signs and future training day dates.
Feeling proud? Share your poster and tag us on Instagram @beatedsupport or Twitter @beatED. Use #EDAW2022 to raise awareness and support people affected by eating disorders. For extra downloads, head to beateatingdisorders.org.uk