Fundraising ideas

How Can You Help?

  • £5 could buy a young person a journal book to log their feelings which can help to make support more effective and to diminish symptoms of anxiety, and eating disorders.
  • £40 could pay for a one hour support session with a trained staff member of First Steps.
  • £50 could pay for a young person to attend a two hour group therapeutic workshops which provides self help techniques and strategies to manage and cope with their eating disorder and its affects on their health, education and social life.
  • £500 could provide a young person with 10 sessions of one to one intensive peer support with a trained young person who has personal experience of an eating disorder.
  • £50 could pay for a young person to attend a two hour group therapeutic workshops which provides self help techniques and strategies to manage and cope with their eating disorder and its affects on their health, education and social life.
  • £200 could pay for an Skills for Carers workshop to provide support for up to 10-15 parents/carers

First Steps aim is to improve the quality of life and create positive and lasting change to the lives of people affected by eating difficulties and disorders. This service is extended to increase education for carers and families. We support people all ages with any type of eating disorder.

Fundraising is vital to the charity because without this, First Steps could not provide the wealth of services that they do.

Donate As You Shop

  • Easy Fundraising Easy Fundraising offers a unique service in which you can donate to First Steps every time you shop online with a range of their partners – from Sainsbury’s and Morrisons to Next and M&S – at absolutely no additional charge to you. Please do sign up to help usjoining here.
  • AmazonSmile AmazonSmile donates 0.5% of your net purchase price of eligible purchases to the charitable organisation of your choice every time you shop, with no extra cost to you. Why not support First Steps and help us continue the important work we do to help those suffering with Eating Disorders. 
  • Adrenaline Junkie?

    Why not tick something off that bucket list and help someone else in the process?

    Skyline Events provide a range of sky dives, parachuting, London to Paris bike rides and open treks around the world. You can find out more about them here.

    Tandem Skydive Costs:


    Each individual needs to raise a minimum of £395 (£450 in Scotland and
    Northern Ireland) which is made up of three costs:

    •£70 booking fee paid to Skyline at the time of booking


    •£170-£250 jump cost (varies between airfields) this can be paid in cash on day of jump to the airfield, invoiced to the charity (First Steps ED) if participants raise money online or withheld from their sponsorship if they use a Do It For Charity sponsorship page

    Only after these event costs have been raised and paid the event host will any further monies raised through your fundraising be awarded to us as your Charity.

    More details on Sky Dive here. Sky_Diving_(Parachuting)_Information_Sheet.pdf

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