Schools and colleges

Schools and colleges raise £100,000 every year to help bring about a better life for people with cancer. School fundraising is especially important to us because many of our patients are school children too, and need special care and treatment.

Seaton House schoolgirls with balloons

Younger supporters have helped us to build The Oak Centre for Children and Young People, which provides a comfy, home environment in the heart of our hospital. If you want to help make things better for everyone affected by cancer then organising an event – big or small – at your school is a perfect place to start.

The children really enjoyed working as a team and achieving something great together

Mrs Moorehouse, teacher

So what sort of things could you do?

  • an art competition – paint pictures and get the teachers to judge the best
  • a disco – collect an entry fee and set up a raffle with prizes on the night
  • sports tournament – take on the teachers at footie or netball
  • X Factor talent show – sing or rap your heart out for a great cause
  • My Marsden March – a sponsored walk wherever you like

Help is at hand

We have lots of useful guides for schools to get going with fundraising: including ideas and step-by-step advice on running an event at your school. Just contact us for your free fundraising pack and posters. We can also send you t-shirts, stickers, banners and sponsorship forms to support your event.

Useful stuff

Download stuff for schools here. If you'd prefer us to send them to you in the post we can do that too! Just get in touch.