Fundraise at secondary 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.

Charity of the year

Nominate Refuge as your charity of the year and raise vital awareness and funds through a variety of activities. Our team have lots of resources which could support you with your application. If you would like more information about this, please contact the community fundraising team by emailing

Organise a tournament

Whether it’s a sports day, a friendly football match or an art competition– have fun and raise funds by charging pupils to take part and contributing ticket sales to Refuge.

Bake sale

Simple, yet a classic! Encourage pupils to bring along tasty treats to purchase during a lunch break.

Virtual challenge

Why not set a challenge as a class, for example, walking the equivalent distance from London to Paris as a group? This is a great way to build class morale, get fit, and fundraise for Refuge. You could even get the whole school involved for friendly competition!

Friendly competition

You could give each pupil £1, and challenge them to generate as much money as they can. For example, they could use the money to buy a crochet kit, then sell the creation, or use it to buy ingredients to make and sell a cake. It will encourage them to get creative!

Dress up day

Why not ask pupils to dress up as their favourite TV character in exchange for a donation to Refuge?

Contact us

If you have any questions that need answering – or just want to talk through an idea – please get in touch with our fundraising team by emailing