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Fundraise for Eating Disorders Victoria

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This page discusses ways that you can fundraise on behalf of Eating Disorders Victoria.

Why fundraise for Eating Disorders Victoria?

Eating Disorders Victoria (EDV) is the primary source of support, information, community education and advocacy for people with eating disorders and their families in Victoria. We connect those whose lives are affected by eating disorders with the people, services and hope they need for recovery.

By fundraising on behalf of EDV, you are helping people with an eating disorder and their families to access:

  • A free and confidential telephone, email and drop-in support service where people can get information, support and up-to-date listings of professionals with experience in treating eating disorders.
  • Private psychology and dietitian sessions for people experiencing eating disorders and related issues, as well as for the family and friends who are supporting a loved one.
  • Monthly support group meetings for those in recovery and for family and friends in locations across Melbourne.
  • Workshops, presentations and courses aimed at the early intervention and support of people with eating disorders for professionals, workplaces, schools and the community.
  • Group programs specifically designed for carers, people in recovery and people who are at risk of an eating disorder.
  • Peer support program matching people transitioning from hospital treatment with a mentor who has fully recovered from an eating disorder.

Fundraising ideas

Want to fundraise on behalf of EDV but not sure where to start? Here are some ideas.

Fundraise in celebration

 In lieu of gifts on your birthday, at Christmas, for your wedding or any other celebration, you could ask your friends and family to instead make a donation to EDV.

Visit EDV’s Everyday Hero page for information on how to set it up.

Join a fun run

 Or walk, or swim, or climb! There are plenty of events across Victoria that allow you to get out there in your community and raise money for the charity of your choice. Most established events will have a fundraising page that you can set up and select EDV as your cause.

Please note: if you are in recovery, we advise that you consult with your treatment team before joining in exercise-based events.

Give something up

 Can’t get off social media? Always wondered what you’d look like with a shaved head? Terrified at the idea of getting through the day without a coffee? Why not challenge yourself by giving up something for a month and getting your friends and family to support you?

Host an event

Whether it’s a sausage sizzle at Bunnings, a bake sale at your local school, a morning tea at work or a movie night with popcorn at your local community centre — throwing an event for your friends, family and the wider community is a great way to fundraise.

Extra tips and tricks

Here are some pointers to make sure you reach the most amount of people you can and raise as much money to go towards EDV’s life-changing work for people living with eating disorders.

  1. Holding a raffle or competition at your fundraising event can really boost fundraising amounts. Ask local businesses in your area to consider donating an item to be won and tell them you’ll display their logo at your event. It’s good PR for them and prizes to raffle off for you!
  2. It always helps to tell people a bit about the cause you’re supporting so make sure you read up about EDV beforehand. Tell them that by supporting you, they are helping people who live with a serious and often misunderstood mental illness to have the best chance at recovery.  Read our About Us page here.
  3. Advertising is key. Make sure you flood your social media channels with information, updates, photos and anything you can to build hype. If you are going to fundraise in celebration, make sure you give your wedding/birthday party guests plenty of notice about your wishes (before they buy you a present!). Pop it on the invite and include the link to your fundraising page.
  4. Take photos at your event or on your fun run and share it on social media, so the people who supported you can see it. Remember to thank everyone and let everyone know how much money you were able to raise and how much that will help people living with an eating disorder.
  5. Get your friends and family involved! Having a support crew to help you put on your fundraising event will not only make it easier — it will be more fun too!

Thank you for choosing to fundraise for Eating Disorders Victoria!

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