Schools have always been fantastic supporters of Daisy's Dream and have always come up with some brilliant fundraising ideas!

If you're looking for some fundraising ideas, we'd love you to be able to help us raise the vital funds we need to continue the essential work we do supporting children affected by the death or critical illness of someone they love.

So, here's a list of fundraising ideas, which you can carry out in your school.

We're still mindful that we all need to stay safe and be comfortable around others, so, whilst many of our fundraisers can be done again in person now, we're more than happy for you to set them up virtually too, if you'd prefer!

It's not an exhaustive list - if you've got any even more innovative or funky ways of fundraising for us, we'd love to hear from you too!

Anyway, here are some starters to get you going...And please send us your photos afterwards!

Dress Down for Daisy's Dream

A real favourite with the children and staff alike! Pick a date and ask everyone to come to school in home clothes in return for a donation to Daisy's Dream. Easy peasy!

A Sponsored Walk, Run or Cycle Ride

Organise as a sponsored event where people can complete a course or reach a selected destination, either individually or as group. Make sure everybody adheres to the current local social distancing guidelines as they participate though!

Talent Show or Concert

It's all the rage these days - and you can do it all in front of a full house again if you want to now!

Sell tickets and get your audience to come along and see what local talent you have in your community.

As an add on, you could still consider selling online tickets for people who aren't able to attend in person, so they can view online.

You just might need a technical whizz to to keep the show on the road though!

Raffle or Auction

Sell raffle tickets to in your community and showcase the prizes on your website, local newsletter or social media channels. You could even do the draw on Facebook Live to your followers who can't be present at the draw, if you're really brave. But don't worry, if not, you can publish the winners and let them know equally well via less high pressure means!

Or host an auction, with a deadline for bids - highest bidder claims the prize - going...going...gone!

Online or in-school competition for children

Host a competition - choose a subject for entrants to produce a piece or artwork or photography or colouring and fundraise either by entry or to come and view the exhibition or online.

Home Challenges

Set a challenge that the children can complete at home, as a family or cumulatively as a class/year group/school. Climb the stairs as many times as it would take to reach the top of Mount Snowdon or go large and tackle 'Virtual Kilimanjaro'!

Cycle to Lands End, walk to Buckingham Palace, run 10km, even a marathon - all over the course of a week or month, depending on the distance!

Fundraise by asking participants to get sponsorship.


Who doesn't love a good excuse to play on their favourite console or online game for a good cause?

Choose an age-relevant board game or console game and get children to raise sponsorship and play for a certain period of time (say 30 minutes or 1 hour) with a view to the whole event being played for a set number of hours in total. eg 24 hours or 48 hours. 

A paint or craft event

If you know one of those lucky talented people who can paint or produce beautiful craftwork, why not see if they will host a workshop and sell tickets to have some fun, make something arty themselves and fundraise in the process.

Hold a Bingo, Quiz or Games Night

Always great fun whether you choose bingo, a quiz or a games night and a great way to fundraise. A great way to get the school community back together socially, see old friends and make new ones! 

We'd love you help us fundraise and hope the ideas above give you a good start to planning your event. If you'd like to host an event or find out more, please contact our fundraising team