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Are you a teacher or a parent? Do you want to get your class involved in some fun activities while also learning new skills and raising money for Blind Veterans UK?

You could organise a fancy-dress day themed around a class topic or hold a sports day with some fun prizes. Maybe you could ask pupils to give up sweets – or their phones, or TikTok or Snapchat – for a week. Or help your class host a bake sale in aid of vision-impaired ex-Servicemen and women.

We’ve loads of fundraising tips, ideas and resources to help you make your event a huge success and, most importantly, fun for kids!

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A photo of four primary school children in front of the Asquith Primary School sign
Fundraising children outside their school in West Yorkshire

Schoolkids walk length of Yorkshire to raise money

Hundreds of children took part in a fundraising challenge in aid of Blind Veterans UK.

A total of 380 kids from Asquith Primary School in Morley, West Yorkshire, walked the length of their county between them. They were inspired by Simon Brown, one of our blind veterans and a former pupil at the school.

Simon was doing a charity walk from Land's End to John o'Groats to raise funds, and the kids wanted to do something similar. Asquith head teacher Gillian Austerfield said of Simon:

"As he was walking the length of Great Britain, the children decided to walk the length of Yorkshire."

Simon, who now works for us as Communication and Engagement Officer, said:

“It’s great that the kids are getting active and doing something poignant and fun to support Blind Veterans UK”.

More fundraising ideas

  • Walk – organise a sponsored walk around your local area for staff, parents and kids. See if a local café or pub will lay on some grub at the end.
  • Sports day – set up a sports day for kids and parents and charge an entry fee for fun events like tug of war, sack races, and egg-and-spoon races. 
  • Give something up – ask your class to abstain from something for a week in exchange for sponsorship. Suggest they give up sweets or their favourite treat. Bonus points if you can prize them away from TikTok or Snapchat for a week! 
  • Collection boxes – set up a collection box in your school and ask staff and parents if they'd like to contribute. 
  • Raffle – ask local businesses to donate prizes and sell tickets to staff and parents.  
  • Fancy-dress day pick a fun theme and ask parents to make a donation. 

"Blind Veterans UK brought me back to the world and put me back in touch with everything a normal able-bodied sighted person could do."

Rob
Blind veteran

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