School fundraising ideas

School fundraising

Whether you’re a school, a youth group or an individual looking to raise money for The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity, we will do our best to support you.

Our exciting A–Z of fundraising ideas has lots of ideas for younger children and for teenagers – there’s bound to be an idea there to inspire anyone.

Whether you want to join in the excitement of The Marsden March or make us your Charity of the Year we have lots of ideas for you.

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

Fundraising stories from schools and other supporters are regularly published on our blog. Tell us about what you’re doing and we might be able to feature it too.

My Marsden March 

Now you don’t have to wait until March to walk for us to take on cancer. We have recently launched ‘My Marsden March’ which helps you organise your own Marsden March event, at a time and place that works best for you

The idea is the same – ask staff, pupils, parents and grandparents to come together to take on cancer, walk together and raise money for The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity. We will support you all the way, with official My Marsden March materials, advice and support from our fundraising team.

Find out more about My Marsden March for schools

The Big C Challenge

Supporting the pioneering work of The Royal Marsden is a great way to challenge cancer so that more and more people can survive – and September is the month to do it!

Why not take part in our Big C Challenge? Your school can challenge cancer by taking on your own challenges beginning with the letter C and getting sponsored to achieve them.

We can support you with lots of fundraising materials including t-shirts, flags and balloons. Get your school involved in The Big C Challenge during September. Visit our Big C website for lots of challenge ideas, or read the back of this sheet for a few ideas to get you going.


We recommend you use JustGiving for your fundraising. You can create an individual page or fundraise as part of a team.

“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”
– Janet Tobin, Schools Liaison Officer, The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity