School fundraising ideas

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We have some great fundraising ideas to help you hold a charity fundraising event at your school.

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Jump into Fundraising

Perfect for skipping professionals and beginners alike, Jump Rope for Heart is an amazing way to make exercise fun – all whilst raising lots of money to fund life saving research. We’ll make sure you’ve got everything you need to ace the skipping and reach your fundraising goal. Get skipping and get sponsoring! Find out more about Jump Rope for Heart.

Dare to Dodge

Ultimate Dodgeball is a great way to put the fun into fundraising. An easy way to get active, this activity comes with everything you need, ensuring you can raise as much money as possible to beat heart and circulatory diseases. This is a sport for all ages, and can be played whenever you like! Find out more about Ultimate Dodgeball.

Seeing stars

AllStar Games works any time of year, indoors and outside. With a range of sporting options from track and field events to three-legged races and wheelbarrow, there's something in there for everyone. Along with an easy sponsorship ask, BHF AllStar Games sets up your class or school to smash it on the day and raise money to beat heartbreak from heart and circulatory diseases. Find out more about AllStar Games

Paint it red

Hold a wear red day! Everyone taking part donates money for painting their face red or wearing something red. Maybe one donation per red item. So if you’re feeling generous, you could roll up in red shoes, socks, trousers, t-shirt, jacket, with your face painted red with a red wig on.

Nutritious tuck

Have a stand with healthy food for sale to encourage everyone to think about their wellbeing. What they spend goes towards the BHF medical research. Good for everyone's hearts, and for those that we’re saving with our work in heart and circulatory conditions.

Healthy day

This event could focus on you taking care of yourself. Everyone could participate in a ‘healthy day.’ Students could walk to school, and donate what they’d usually spend on travel. The menu for school lunches could be changed for the day to only have very healthy meals. They could spend the rest of the day making smoothies and fruit skewers. Of course, healthy eating is nothing without exercise, so there could be a sports day in the afternoon.

Enterprise fair

You could try your hand at organising a stall for an enterprise fair. You would have to decide what stock to get, order it, and try your hand at hawking wares in the assembly hall. A local business could put in an initial sum, and whichever team makes the most wins a prize. There could also be prizes for the most inventive and entrepreneurial stalls. Each team could even have a charity or consumer mentor to help them prep and execute.

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