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Fundraising for schools

This is the generation to help beat cancer

School kids at Race for Life

Encourage your pupils and their parents to raise as much money as they can either through sponsorship or fundraising. And remember whether you raise £500 or £50, your school is beating cancer.

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Download the Schools fundraising pack

We’ve got some great tips and ideas on how to make the most out of your school’s fundraising efforts. Just take a look at our fundraising pack, complete with bunting to decorate and a money box for donations.

Fundraising ideas for schools

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Your school’s fundraising is a piece of cake with our bake sale pack.

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Fancy some peace and quiet? Set the challenge of a sponsored silence for a whole day in your class.

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Set up a donation station so pupils, parents and teachers can donate unwanted goods for Cancer Research UK charity shops. We’ll even collect it all for free!

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Swap shop. Pupils can bring in old clothes and pay a donation to swap.

Fancy dress

Let your pupils wear fancy dress for the day by paying a £1, and add it to your school’s total.

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Hold a fundraising quiz and charge £2 per team.

Some good ideas for older kids

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Set the fundraising as a competition between classes, or even year groups.

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Encourage the school council to take charge, and set up a fundraising committee. Or follow our planning guide for sixth form students.

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No technology day. Challenge your pupils to go the whole day without their smartphone or other device.

Whitehirst Park Primary School’s Story

Kids doing a Race for Life schools event

The experience of the day was amazing. We are a large school of nearly 350 pupils and we all came with our messages on our t-shirt sharing our reason for running. Our medal will remind us of the day that we raised so much for Cancer Research UK and of all the people we will help.

Whitehirst Park Primary School

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