Top fundraising ideas for schools

Stuck for inspiration? Have a look at our top fundraising ideas!

Happy Easter! 

Celebrate Easter in your school and the support life-saving work at GOSH by downloading this fun colouring and fundraising activity. 

Decorate and Donate Easter pack

Did you know that GOSH is the UK’s largest dedicated funder of child health research – and we urgently need donations to find new cures to some of the rarest and most devastating conditions in children? 

If each child donated just £2 towards this sponsored activity, a classroom of 30 could raise £60 for GOSH’s research programmes – funding a valuable hour of research time to achieve medical breakthroughs for life-limiting diseases.

We're happy to send you collection boxes, stickers and posters for your classroom. Please get in touch and tell us about your Easter activity session! 

Fundraising ideas 

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Download: Schools fundraising pack (4.67 MB) It's full of fun facts, handy tips and great ideas to make your fundraising a success.

  • Take part in our 1k Challenge– you can personalise your challenge to your school to make it the perfect fundraising activity for you.
  • ​Ask for donations for GOSH at your next school play. You could even hold a Peter Pan production.
  • Organise a non-uniform or themed fancy dress day.
  • Show off with a talent show or battle of the bands.
  • Get your teacher to take on a challenge.
  • Get competitive and run a quiz.
  • Hold an auction of promises.
  • Try one of our sponsored games.

Charity of the Year partnerships

If you're thinking about your Charity of the Year for the 2018/19 academic year we would love you to choose us! We have loads of ideas and resources for schools and would be delighted to speak to you about your plans. You can get in touch on or 020 3841 3131.

School assemblies

If your school chooses to support us with fundraising, we may have an Ambassador or member of staff in your area who you could invite to speak at one of your assemblies. Alternatively, we have videos, presentations and materials that we can provide you with to create your own Great Ormond Street Hospital assembly. Please email for more information or have a look at our assembly resources online.