Organise school fundraising

Find out how you can hold a successful school fundraising event, help raise awareness of cystic fibrosis (CF) and support Cystic Fibrosis Trust.

  • Get in contact with the school

    Having a contact in the school is the first step in securing a successful fundraising event. If your child is a pupil or you know a staff member, just ask if you can do something to help raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust. Let them know all about what a great cause they'll be supporting!

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  • Get in early with your plans

    Remember, a school's main role is to educate, so it may only have limited time for anything extra. They may decide to choose the charity they support on an annual basis, often in September at the beginning of the school year, so make your request as soon as possible with a view to holding the event at a time that's convenient for the school.

  • Get ahead of the game

    It is a good idea to have some suggestions for fundraising events to present to the school should you get their commitment. The school may also need some information about cystic fibrosis and the work of Cystic Fibrosis Trust or some fundraising materials such as sponsor forms or banners. Please do contact us for help with these.

Some ideas to get you started...

Dress up

Dress up, dress down or dress fancy! Non-uniform days are always popular with schools, as are themed days. Ask for pupils and teachers to donate £2 for taking part. We've even got some fun materials to dress the building up too!


A bake off style competition between classes or a bake sale at lunch time, no one can say no to a bit of scrumptious cake! We have some hints and tips on how to make this a safe and fun fundraising event for everyone, so get in touch.

Take on a physical challenge

From sponsored walks to 5K trail runs and everything in between. Pick an age-appropriate challenge and ask for friends and family to donate in return. We've got some events you can join, or you can choose your own challenge!

Party time

Whatever the season or occassion, parties, discos and concerts are great ways to raise money. From a school harvest festival to a sparkly end of term prom, there's always ways to fundraise. Chat to us to find out more.

Wear Yellow Day

Our flagship fundraiser takes place on the third Friday of June (next date: 16 June 2023) and we'd love for your school to join us. More information can be found on our website and social media, so do keep an eye out.


Swap shops, bring and buys, craft fairs and school fetes are all great fundraisers that get both teachers and pupils involved, developing business and event management skills useful for the big wide world. Get in touch to see how we can support you.

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