If you grew up in Britain you will know that our schools love to do a bit of fundraising for a local charity or another good cause. But now you may have children in a school or work in one yourself, you may be wondering how they come up with what to do and how to keep children entertained, well we don’t know how people got their original ideas either… but if you carry on reading then you may pick up some good ideas.
All charities, big or small, need a helping hand sometimes and there are plenty of ways you can fundraise for them in your schools.
Let’s start with the simple one that 99% of British school children would have participated in at least once.
Let’s face it, there aren’t many kids out there who enjoy wearing a school uniform everyday so for the sun of £1-£2 for one day not to wear it sounds worth it!
If you are connected to a secondary school and there is the average of nearly a thousand students and even half of them participate, then you end up with a great donation for your chosen charity.
Who doesn’t love a piece of cake? What school kid doesn’t love a piece of cake? If you set a small bake sale at your school, it will be a guaranteed winner. For charities around the UK, this is the one of the best fundraising events. It is simple, it is cheap to set up, it is popular and it raises a lot of money.
Ask parents, teachers, pupils and guardians to bake a few things and help run the bake sale stall for a small amount of time and by time you know it there will be an empty table where the cakes and cookies once and lots of donations for your chosen charity. You can find some easy and tasty recipes to bring on lots of different baking sites.
Teacher’s car wash
As someone who works or looks after children or just has not got the time, you know sometimes that it is hard to keep up with cleaning your car, so what better way to get it done and raise some money for charity.
From prices ranging from £2-£10 for a car wash, a lot of money can be made for charity and a lot of teachers will leave at the end of the day with a freshly cleaned car. Everyone is a winner
School quiz night
For teachers, parents and students, get together in small teams, ask a teacher to host a quiz made up of questions (quiz questions?) from a few different teachers, so one person doesn’t have to do it all, and battle it out as quiz champions.
Charge each team a certain amount per quizzer in the team and quiz away. Local businesses may even give prizes to be won which is an added incentive to taking part, not just the glory of winning!
Now this opens a world of opportunities to fundraising for a charity. One day in the summer can help get your local community together, have fun in the sun and raise a load of money for a charity.
Do you have a certain skill that you want to teach people? Are you a good cook or baker? Do you have some spare time to run a sport stall? There are literally hundreds of options of what to bring to a summer fete.
if you can get permission from your local school to use their play field and can spread the word through the school and your community, there is really no limit how much you can make for a charity. It is a great time to get to know local people, try make new friends, learn new skills and have a nice family day out.
These are just some of the ways that you can raise money as a school, there are hundreds more and lots more creative ways, but these are tried and tested ideas that are bound to raise some money for your chosen charity.
Do you want to fundraise for children in the UK? Set up a school fundraiser with Little Lives UK.