Secondary schools, colleges and universities

Fundraising is a great way for young people to support their local community while developing key skills such as team building and project planning.

Fundraising for Acorns is also a hugely rewarding experience, allowing students to challenge themselves while making a huge difference to local life limited children and their families. 

Working Together

Building a partnership with you is important to us, and we’ll work with you to find suitable fundraising and volunteering opportunities for your students and staff.

Fundraising ideas and support

We want to make it as easy as possible to get involved in supporting Acorns.

Throughout your fundraising journey, our friendly team will be on hand to support you. We’ve got everything you need to maximise the impact of your efforts and to help ensure you have a hassle-free, enjoyable fundraising experience.

We have a range of handy resources to help you fundraise including a Guide to Fundraising, poster templates for you to personalise to your event/activity and Acorns stories to help showcase the impact of your support. 


FREE fundraising pack

For Secondary Schools, we also have a FREE Fundraising Pack, packed with inspirational ideas, fundraising tips, and helpful resources to help supercharge your fundraising efforts throughout the year.

Acorns fundraising pack for secondary schools, colleges and universities. Click to download

In addition, we’re happy to:

  • Give talks and presentations to your students to explain more about the care we provide and the impact this has on local families
  • Provide helpful resources to support staff and students with their fundraising activities
  • Offer volunteering and work experience opportunities to build your students’ CVs
  • Work with school clubs and societies on individual projects
  • Share an exciting calendar of events for keen runners, daredevils and students who just want to try something new
  • Send you thank you letters, certificates and a public thank you on our Twitter page
  • Attend cheque presentations to celebrate the difference you have made.

Giving just a little, adds up to a lot

£45 could pay for an hour of care for a child in one of our hospices.

No matter how big or small, everything raised makes a huge difference for children like Sophia.

“Coming to Acorns was the best thing we ever did. I’m so happy when we’re here. This is definitely our happy place.” – Chantelle, Sophia’s mum.

Getting started

If you have any questions about getting started with your fundraising or have a particular activity/project your school, college or university is thinking of doing, we’d love to chat about how we can work together with you. 

If this is of interest, please book a chat with a member of our Fundraising Team and we’ll be in touch.

Fundraising in a nursery or primary school? Find out more about how we can help and download FREE resources today