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. You can also choose to provide a regular or one-off donation if you prefer.
- Coffee mornings
- Raffles and auctions
- Sponsored events*
- Quizzes and games
- Themed events and fancy dress
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.
Eating Disorders Awareness Week
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.
Takes place in June
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:
- Christmas jumper collections
- Replacing Secret Santa with staff donations
- Christmas fancy dress parties
Support at Christmas will help us to widen our network of supporters and ensure our beneficiaries look forward to a healthier new year.
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.
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.