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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.

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If you’re paying in donations on behalf of a school, please use the Schools paying in form below

We have plenty of ways for your school to get involved. Read on for fantastic fundraising ideas, lesson resources, campaigning ideas 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.

Young girl holding a Bake Sale

Bake Sale - Throw on your aprons and get baking to help change lives

Non-Uniform Day - Pick a 'countries around the world' theme or ask your pupils to donate £1 for a non-uniform day

Sponsored Silence - The perfect way to deal with chatterboxes! 

Sports Day - Include a parent and child challenge in your annual sports day

Swimathon - Challenge your students to swim a certain number of lengths

Talent Show - Hold a talent show and get your pupils to showcase their skills

Turn £5 into £100 - Give groups of five children £5 and challenge them to turn your £5 investment into £100. 

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

Christmas Jumper Day

school mates celebrating Christmas Jumper Day

The best day of the year ever! It's super fun, and it's easy to take part no matter where you are. You'll be able to sign up for Christmas Jumper Day 2022 later this year.

Since 2012, amazing people like you have put on their jazziest jumpers for one Friday in December, donated £2 to Save the Children and raised money to help protect the magic for children around the world.

First step is super simple: sign up on our registration form (available later this year). It'll only take a couple of minutes, and you can tell us how you're taking part.

We'll then send you a link to a downloadable fundraising pack - full of all the activities and tips you'll need to be a fundraising wizard. We'll even be in touch to help you claim your very own JustGiving page so you can fundraise online.

The best bit? Your school will be raising money to change the future for children.

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.

Children presenting petition to foreign office

Give your students the chance to speak out in support of children's rights around the world.

Our campaigning calls to action are ideal for Geography, History, Philosophy & Ethics and Citizenship lessons, as well as assemblies and off-timetable days. 

Harnessing students' voices to call for change on the climate crisis and Afghan children's education, among other issues, can promote critical thinking, teamwork, public speaking, empathy and leadership skills. 

Read more on our Campaigns page

Teacher in class with students

Save the Children have teamed up with the world famous SmileyWorld brand to create resources for teachers to  teach Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) in the classroom.

The Happier Schools Project is a series of lesson plans aimed at primary school pupils, aged 7-11 years with activities designed to teach emotional intelligence (EQ), or SEL skills.

SmileyWorld brand is all about happiness, positivity and exploring emotions and, with over 3000 icons to express any emotion or action, it is the perfect foundation for a program to help kids expand their emotional language.

Click here to download lesson plans and worksheets


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

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