Fundraise at primary school

Fundraising at school is a fantastic way to raise funds and awareness.

Whether you are a teacher, student or parent, there are countless ways that you can fundraise to support Refuge. Take a look at some of our top ideas here.

Help a child like Alice receive a comforting teddy bear this Christmas.

Alice is just two years old. She’s known abuse and fear at home that most of us could never imagine. As soon as Alice’s mum knew she had a chance to get away, she and Alice ran. But in their hurry, Alice had been ripped from her one constant comfort: her beloved bear.

In the first minutes when a woman and her children arrive at one of our refuges, there are so many things that need sorting quickly: a meal, night clothes and toothbrushes. But for Alice, the first thing she needed was something soft to cuddle.”

We’re calling on schools nationwide to fundraise in aid of Refuge, so we can support more children like Alice to choose themselves a new teddy bear.

Alice was able to choose a teddy bear and make him her own. It was the first choice she and her mum had been able to make in two years of domestic abuse.

Register for your free Teddy Bear’s Party resource pack today and we’ll provide you with everything you need to join schools across the UK to raise money to support more children and young people fleeing domestic abuse this Christmas.”

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  • Bake sale – Encourage students and teachers to bring in home-made cakes, treats and healthy snacks, ready to sell at break and lunchtimes for a donation to Refuge.
  • Enterprise challenge – Provide each tutor group with a small start-up investment, and task them with purchasing materials to make and sell products and services – anything from school badges to natural soaps! Donate the proceeds to Refuge while learning key skills!
  • Organise an event – Round up the schools’ best performers to host a talent show, or a Battle of the Bands. You can ask for donations for tickets, or recruit volunteers to hold collection buckets at your Christmas panto or prom night.

Get in touch!

If you have questions – or just want to talk through an idea – please get in touch with our fundraising team.