Fundraising

Fundraising is a major source of income for SWEDA and individual contributions can make a big difference to our charity. There are many ways you can choose to support SWEDA with your own fundraising events. 

 

Fundraising ideas throughout the year

Guidance on fundraising for SWEDA through physical activities

Whilst we really appreciate individuals raising money for SWEDA by taking part in sponsored events, such as 5/10km runs, marathons, and other physical activities, we also need to protect our clients. Excessive or compulsive exercise can be a dangerous activity for those with eating disorders and we want to be sure that we do our best to keep our clients safe. If you are in recovery from an eating disorder, we kindly ask that you do not fundraise for SWEDA by doing these types of physical activities.  If you need any further information or clarification on this, please contact us.

Major events in the SWEDA calendar

Takes place at the end of February each year

Perhaps the most important event in the calendar, Eating Disorders Awareness Week enables us to highlight the impact our charity has on the eating disorders community as well as raise essential awareness of a complex mental health condition. Any support during Eating Disorders Awareness Week would be greatly appreciated.

SWEDA’s Birthday 

Takes place in June

In 2022, we reach a milestone birthday of 30 years! While this is a particularly special time, every June provides us with the perfect opportunity to celebrate our cause and the work we do in our community. We would welcome any ideas that help to raise funds for our charity at this special time of year.

SWEDA Christmas Giving

November – January

Christmas is the most important date for charities worldwide, as Christmas marks the time of year that people are most likely to support causes close to their heart. Christmas offers many opportunities to engage with friends, family, colleagues and peers as we come together to celebrate a special time of year. 

Christmas also offers unique fundraising ideas:

Support at Christmas will help us to widen our network of supporters and ensure our beneficiaries look forward to a healthier new year. 

Online and in-person fundraising

Fundraising works well both online and offline. While in-person events are a great way to get together with people close to you, online activities can reach people located anywhere in the world. Consider what might work best for you and build your ideas around that. 

If you choose to do an online event, you can opt to set up a page on our fundraising platform Enthuse and join our online community of supporters. 


Corporate Sponsors

Companies like to support charities, perhaps those recommended or used by their employees. If your company has a charitable or community fund or a Give as you Earn Scheme, perhaps you could put SWEDA forward as a beneficiary. We are happy to provide additional information to tell you more about our work.

 


“I saw a SWEDA support worker on campus at university. I had been struggling with binge eating disorder and compulsive exercise for about ten years. The SWEDA support worker was able to help me look at my relationship with food and my body in a different way. I have learned to be kinder to myself and they taught me techniques which helped me to slow down my thinking. Now I can go out and have fun without worrying all the time.”

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