There are lots of different ways that schools and youth groups can get involved with East Cheshire Hospice, from taking part in our events, to organising your own fundraising activities, to volunteering.
We will support you with your fundraising by attending assemblies or meetings, providing fundraising materials and giving fundraising advice.
We’ve put lots of ideas and tips in our fundraising guide, which you can now view online or request one to be posted to you, but here are a few to get you started:
- Non School Uniform Day – Dress up for the day, you could wear yellow or dress up in fancy dress.
- Sports Day – make the day a fundraiser by getting sponsorship. Or organise a charity tournament of rounders, football, netball, any sport you enjoy, and ask people to pay £2 to enter.
- Bake sale – Bake some yummy goods and ask teachers and students to donate at break time.
- Sunflower Challenge – The sunflower is the symbol of the Hospice, so why not hold a Sunflower growing competition with entry fees being donated to the Hospice, or you could grow Sunflowers to sell at your Summer Fair.
We also have some fantastic fundraising activities that schools and young people can take part in, drop down the headers below to find out more.
Handmade East Chick & Humpty Sales
These colourful characters are each lovingly made by our volunteers and contain a tasty chocolate egg! We collect as many as possible from our volunteers and then begin to sell them prior to Easter with all profits going to East Cheshire Hospice.
How does it work? We ask schools and groups to help us with this fun project by selling Chicks and Humpties at break times, or you might choose to leave a basket of them at your school reception desk, or you may have another great idea on how they can be sold. It’s a great task for a group of enterprising students who might like to practice their sales skills and it’s an ‘egg-cellent’ way to support the Hospice!
Contact the Community Fundraising Team to find out more information
Dragons Den Enterprise Competition
The competition is organised by Manchester Airport Community Network. Applications usually open in July and close in September, the competition runs until the final in December. It’s a great opportunity to fundraise for the Hospice as well as having the chance to win a fantastic prize, in previous years, first prize has been a VIP trip to London including transport, food and theatre tickets to a top show, plus additional prize for runners up.
How does it work? Enter one team from your school, and they will need to set up as a virtual business, design an innovative gift (worth no more than £5), create a business plan and bid for a £200 start up loan. We” help you as much as we can along the way by providing materials and stall opportunities.
It’s a great way for pupils to promote their skills that business leaders value, like team building, communication skills, budget management and problem solving. It’s great fun and the whole school can get involved by supporting your team.
Previous teams have said ” being involved in Dragons Den has helped me increase my confidence” and teachers have said “my students have learnt all about business and have better financial awareness.”
All profits made from the programme go to East Cheshire Hospice. Contact the Community Fundraising Team to find out more information.
Every year, we put together a fun Christmas activity for our local schools and youth groups. The event is designed so that you can plan it around your usual school or group calendar, and we ask you to raise sponsorship to help provide vital funds for East Cheshire Hospice.
How does it work?
You choose a date to gather together in a location of your choice, like your school field, playground, hall or park.
We like this event to be as inclusive as possible, so feel free to put your own spin on it. It doesn’t have to be a run, you could do a Festive Boogie, Nature Walk or Treasure Hunt. The most important thing is to have fun!
What does the Hospice provide?
- Sponsorship envelopes for you to collect donations from friends and family.
- Access to a Just Giving campaign for any that wish to fundraise online.
- Festive headwear for all participants.
For more information or to register your interest for this year’s Christmas Run, Click the Santa…
The Scout Association & Girlguiding Association
Achieve your badges by supporting East CHehsire Hospice! Some badges include helping others, supporting a charity, and volunteering, we would love to help you get your badge by providing you with fundraising materials, or we can discuss any upcoming volunteering opportunities. We will happily come and visit your group and share more about the Hospice.
Contact the Community Fundraising Team via the online form below to talk about how we can help.