School fundraising

School fundraising

We have all year round ideas to make supporting The Sick Children's Trust a fun experience for your school

Your school can help us support sick children and their families, while providing your students with an opportunity to learn new skills in a fun and inspiring way. These include:

  • Learning to lead
  • Being positive role models
  • Inspiring younger students
  • Learning to plan
  • Gaining confidence and approaching new experiences with a ‘can-do’ attitude

How your school can get involved 

Take part in our Long Walk Home This May

Take part in our Long Walk Home This May

To coincide with National Walk to School Week 20–24 May and our Home to Home series, we are asking children, teachers and parents to join us in a week of walking to help us keep families together when it matters the most.

Teachers – ask your class to take part in the Long Walk Home or you could ask the whole school to get involved. Download a brochure here.

Students – tell everyone you know that you are taking part in the Long Walk Home this Walk to School Week. Ask them to sponsor you £1 for every day of the week you walk to School. You can set up a JustGiving page and link it to our Home to Home campaign page or we can send you sponsorship forms.

Can’t walk to school? – Why not do a sponsored toddle/walk on your school grounds.

Remember, It cost £40 to support one family in our Homes from Home for one night and £280 would support a family for a whole week!

For other ways to get involved download our brochure here.

Register now.

What you will get in return

  • T-shirts (lead teachers)
  • Certificate
  • A personally engraved star in one of our ‘Homes from Home’ for your school to recognise your support if you raise over £400
  • Wooden medal for the top fundraiser
  • All the benefits that come from walking including getting regular exercise and improving mood

We hope you will join us!

Have a Pyjama Party

Have a Pyjama Party

How does the Pyjama Party work?

  • Teachers and children get dressed in your favourite pyjamas or onesie for the day and raise vital funds for The Sick Children’s Trust
  • Choose a date – a Pyjama Party can happen on any date

Promote your Party – download an editable poster to display or send in your electronic newsletters informing parents/carers of the date

Fill in the form below to let us know you are having a Pyjama Party and we will be in touch to support you and provide you with a list of activities to make a day of it.

In return you will get:

  • A certificate for the class to proudly display your efforts and fundraising
  • Stickers for all the children
  • T-shirt for the lead teacher

How do we pay in funds raised?

Visit ways to pay in

Party Poster

Fill in the form below

In return you will get:

  • A certificate for the class to proudly display your efforts and fundraising
  • Stickers for all the children
  • T-shirt for the lead teacher

How do we pay in funds raised?

Visit ways to pay in

How do we fundraise?

Ask the children to get sponsored by family, friends and neighbours, by raising £40 you are helping a family to stay in one of our ‘Homes from Home’ for one night, giving them one less thing to worry about.

Use our sponsorship forms– download sponsorship forms so the children can take them home. Once your Pyjama Party is over, collect forms and funds raised and send them back to us.

Sponsorship form

Set up a JustGiving page – with your school or nursery’s name and link it to our main campaign page here and share the link on your poster, on your newsletters and ask parents and carers to share with their networks.


Bring in a £1 donation on the day to take part- ask children and teachers to bring in this small donation to take part

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Phone Amnesty

Phone Amnesty

Can You Ignore Your Phone For 40 Hours To Support Families With A Sick Child In Hospital? 

It costs us £40 a night to support a family in one of our ‘Homes from Home’. We all rely on our mobile phones, but could you give yours up for 40 hours and raise £40 to help families with a sick child in hospital?  

Whether you have a competition with your friends at school or university or you and your family stop using your phone’s for a weekend you’ll be helping families when they need it.

How All Saints Voluntary Catholic Academy completed their challenge

“My form took on the phone amnesty challenge to raise money for The Sick Children’s Trust. We wanted a fun challenge that would help the students appreciate what they have compared to those less fortunate. We started the challenge with the slogan “look up and stop missing amazing moments”, whether that be time with their families or experiences they went to.

My form liked the idea of doing the challenge as a competition, so we made the challenge bigger and got the whole year group involved. We sent a letter explaining the challenge to their parents, along with a sponsorship form, and decided it would have most impact if the challenge took place over the weekend. That way, the students had the opportunity to spend quality time with their families.

In the letter we also explained some simple instructions for them to follow. Students were asked to hand over their mobile phone to to their parents on Friday evening, to be returned on Sunday.

After the amnesty weekend it was lovely to talk to students and share their experiences about their weekend, many felt it was successful in helping them spend more quality time with their loved ones, and it had helped them to realise that they had been over-relying on their mobile phones.”

– Marie, Form Teacher

We would love to visit you in your school

We can talk to you about the ways we can work together and the difference your support will make to sick children and their families.

Contact us now

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