Schools and colleges

Schools and colleges are ideal for organising fundraising events – with so many people everyone only needs to do something small to make a really successful event.

The Foundation has a range of fundraising packs for primary and secondary schools. Each pack is full of ideas and advice on how to run an event and how we can help make it a success. Below are a few ideas to get you started:

For more information about any of the events on this page simply get in touch with the fundraising team in your local office. If you are interested in holding a fundraising event at your nursery or playgroup then visit our nursery fundraising page for fun fundraising ideas with our mascot, Marvin.

Dress in red or Non uniform day

School Marvin Holding a non uniform day is one of the simplest ways to raise money, all you need to do is ask each pupil for a donation to wear their own clothes for a day. To raise even more money why not get your teacher to get sponsored to wear school uniform on the same day.

Start a mobile phone recycling scheme

A mobile phone
Are you involved with a primary or secondary school? If so you can help raise money for Meningitis Research Foundation while saving the environment too!

Whether your children go to the school, you work there or just live nearby; you could help us by asking the school if they would like to support our phone recycling campaign. Parents can bring in unwanted mobile phones, empty inkjet and laser printer cartridges to be recycled. The money generated from this will go to our work in tackling meningitis and septicaemia in Malawi - Action Meningitis. The collection box and flyers are provided, all the school has to do is say yes!

For more information on the campaign or to request a collection box, please contact Gemma at or 01454 280413.

Organise your own event

A Teacher strapped to the wall with tape But it doesn't stop there, use your imagination to come up with your own event. Our fundraising team will be able to help you with advice and resources to make your event a success, even if it involves selling strips of tape to stick your teacher to the classroom wall.

If you're still in need of a little inspiration click here to download our A to Z of fundraising ideas.

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