Does your school or college adopt a charity to support each year?
Would you consider making a difference in the lives of disabled athletes by raising funds for Boccia England?
For some people with a severe physical disability, boccia is the only sport they can take part in. Help Boccia England to open up the game to even more people by creating fundraising activities all your students can enjoy.
What are the benefits of having a Charity of the Year?There are many benefits to fundraising for a specific charity, but here are a few:
Focus: Your school or college will probably be approached by a number of local charities asking you to raise funds for them. How do you choose? Do you decide to raise small amounts for several causes, or focus on one? Choosing one charity makes it a bit easier to say ‘no’ to the many requests, but also to vary the focus each year.
An individual student may approach you about a charity, especially if they or their family has been impacted by illness or circumstance. If a few students get together and collectively choose a charity, this is a good way to encourage their enthusiasm.
Year Group or Department competition: there is nothing like a bit of good-natured competition across educational year groups or departments to get fundraising ideas flowing! By focussing on one cause, the students can theme their activities, and combine their efforts to see who can collect the most for the charity. It’s great to see the smaller sums add up to a significant amount raised.
Connection: students will get to know and understand the chosen charity in greater depth. Some students may go on to volunteer for that charity having learned more about its work.
Find out more
Here you can download everything you need to get started with your fundraising. You'll find our schools and colleges Charity of the Year "How To" Guide, templates for posters and press releases, and much more.