School children

Over the years, schools and colleges have taken part in lots of fundraising activities, raising a massive £100,000 for The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity each year.

We really value the support of the schools that fundraise for The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity. They help The Royal Marsden to provide world-class care for cancer patients, and to support the hospital’s pioneering work in cancer research.

Fundraising ideas

Our new schools fundraising pack includes lots of ideas of things to do and ways to get involved, as well as materials to help you promote your event. There’s bound to be an idea here to inspire anyone.

Our schools fundraising pack (PDF)
A–Z of fundraising ideas for schools (PDF)
My Marsden March for schools (PDF)
The Big C Challenge for schools (PDF)
Schools fundraising tips (PDF)
More fundraising ideas for schools

If you have any questions please contact Aaron Tillyer, Community Fundraising Executive at [email protected] or 020 8915 6105. 

Watch our video

Why schools fundraising is so important

Because some of The Royal Marsden’s patients are smaller than others and have very specific needs, our supporters have funded the Oak Centre for Children and Young People. This state-of-the-art facility is one of Europe’s largest comprehensive cancer centres for children and teenagers.

Architects have included features that appeal directly to the different age groups for whom the Centre has been developed. The roof terrace and chill-out zone are expected to be particularly popular with our teenage patients.

Each year the 31-bed centre will see around 600 inpatients and more than 5,000 day patients.

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How we can help you

We can provide you with balloons, posters and newsletters to help promote your school event. If you are holding an outdoor event, we can lend you one of our large Royal Marsden Cancer Charity banners.

Find out more about organising your own event
Contact us for to order your free fundraising pack and poster

We may also be able to send someone to visit your school to give a presentation about The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity and fundraising in schools. The presentations are specially designed for 4-8 year olds, 9-13 year olds and 14-17 year olds, and are ideal to present to your class or assembly. We can also send you a DVD about The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity.

“The children really enjoyed working as a team and achieving something great together”
– Mrs Moorehouse of Class 5b

“Fundraising is a great way to get your pupils working together and we’re here to help you every step of the way”
– Aaron Tillyer, Community Fundraising Executive, The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity