Fundraising at School

Ways to get involved

Day in, day out, we're helping more children survive and thrive. Combine learning with having fun by raising money while finding out about the lives of children around the world.

We have plenty of ways for your school to get involved. Read on for fantastic fundraising ideas, lesson resources and how to make us your charity of the year.

If you're planning a fundraiser and need inspiration or want to raise money but you're not sure how to go about it, check out our list of fundraising ideas for some great ways to raise money.

Christmas Jumper Day

Supersize the end-of-the-year fun by getting involved with Christmas Jumper Day! Ask your pupils to donate £1 each to wear their festive knits - it's so easy to organise and we'll give you everything you need in your free fundraising pack.

Den Day

It's easy - build dens together at school, on a date that suits you, and raise money to change children's lives. The money your den-builders raise will help make sure more children around the world have a safe place to sleep and play. Get sponsored or donate to take part.

More Inspiration

Bake Sale - Throw on your aprons and get baking to help change lives. You could hold this at work, school or home and go sweet, savoury or both!

Non-Uniform Day - Pick a dress up them like 'countries around the world' or ask your pupils to donate £1 for a non-uniform day. If you're fundraising during the festive period, then Christmas Jumper Day is a must

Name the... - Get your pupils to guess the name of a teddy or gather everyone's baby photos together and ask them to guess who each baby is - for a small donation of course!

Sponsored Silence - Get your pupils involved in a sponsored hour (or more!) of silence - the perfect way to deal with chatterboxes! 

Sports Day - Include a parent and child challenge in your annual sports day and ask the parents to donate to enter.

Swimathon - Challenge your students to swim a certain number of lengths as a relay team within a certain time. They can ask their friends and family for sponsorship.

Talent Show - Hold a talent show and get your pupils to showcase their skills - ask their parents to come along and make a donation.

Turn £5 into £100 - Give groups of five children £5 and challenge them to turn your £5 investment into £100. Everything they raise over and above the £5 can be donated to Save the Children.

Register with us to get your free fundraising pack for resources and tips for fundraising success!

 

 

Charity of the year

Secondary school children take part in Christmas Jumper Day activities

Supporting Save the Children throughout the school year is a great way to engage your students with our work and raise vital funds through enjoyable fundraising activites.

Whether you've supported us before, or you're new to Save the Children we'd love to have you on board. Together, we can help build better futures for children everywhere.

Get in touch by emailing fundraising@savethechildren.org.uk or calling 020 7012 6400.

How we'll support you

  • Fundraising resources - we have lots of of great fundraising materials to help promote your fundraiser, and make it look the part too!
  • Lesson resources - you will have access to a host of engaging lesson plans and resources to help bring our work to life in the classrom.
  • Speaker for your assembly - we have some brilliant volunteer speakers who would love to come and speak to your students about our work.
  • Sharing the difference - we'll let you know the difference you're making by sharing the stories of children we help.

You will also be put in touch with your local fundraising expert who will be able to give you dedicated support.

Lesson resources

Children presenting petition to foreign office

Give your students the chance to speak out in support of children's rights around the world with our campaigning resources for teachers.

The resources are pefect for Geography, History, Philosophy & Ethics and Citizenship lessons, as well as assemblies and off-timetable days. They use active, pupil-centred teaching strategies to promote critical thinking, teamwork, public speaking, empathy and leadership skills. 

Other lesson resources

Our Den Day resources includes lots of great Geography lesson resources for Key stage 1 and Key stage 2.

Book a Speaker

To help make your event as educational as possible, why not arrange for a Save the Children speaker to come and talk to your group about how the money they raise will help? To find out if we have a speaker in your area, contact our team 0207 012 6400 or by email: fundraising@savethechildren.org.uk