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How your school can help

We know that children and young people find the idea of supporting other local children hugely motivating. It’s great for their development, great for teamwork, and great for us. If you’d like to raise money for us, there are countless ways you can do this that are age-appropriate, fun and rewarding.

Fundraising ideas for schools

Primary-aged pupils are often very taken with the idea of helping other local children of a similar age. If they’d like to fundraise but are stuck for ideas, something like a traditional bake sale can be relatively easy to arrange, or how about pyjama days, pocket-money donations, sponsored reads, or a sporting challenge?

Secondary school pupils will often come up with the best, most creative ideas. But it’s a little more challenging for them to organise it all, so that’s a great way for them to develop soft skills like administration, communication and teamwork. What about:  

  • Putting a teacher in stocks and selling lobs of a wet sponge (sorry!) 
  • Holding a School’s Got Talent competition 
  • Hosting a car-boot, car wash or jumble sale

Our fundraising team are on hand to help you bring your ideas alive!

Find out what a children’s hospice is all about

Young people are often curious about what goes on in a children’s hospice, and there’s no reason at all why they shouldn’t see it for themselves. Some may have a special connection with a family known to us; others may have fundraised for us, or be interested in doing work like ours one day. 

That’s why, twice a year, we open our doors to welcome schools, youth groups, colleges and universities, scouts and guides groups interested in learning about our work. And of course, we tailor the content of the day to be age-appropriate. 

Carry the torch for Forget Me Not! 

Get in the spirit for the Paris 2024 Olympics with our schools fundraising challenge! 

It’s 1000 miles to Paris and back – could your school go all the way? Run, walk, egg & spoon or relay, how your pupils do their mile is up to you, but the more children who get involved, the further we’ll go and the more we’ll raise! 

Interested in taking part in our 2024 Olympic fundraising challenge? Get in touch to find out more and sign your class or school up. 

The students, staff and parents of Shelley College are very proud to have raised £10,000 for Forget Me Not. The fundraising staff are warm and welcoming, they come into our school every year and deliver heartwarming assemblies to our students. We look forward to continuing this support for years to come.

Andrew Morris, teacher of PE & Shelley Pyramid Sports Coordinator at Shelley College