Young Fundraisers Are Our Future
Whatever your age, there are lots of different ways you can get involved and lots of fantastic fundraising ideas you can use all year round to raise funds for The Nightingale. Here are just a few ideas to get you thinking, but we are sure you will come up with your own unique event. You could organise an event throughout the whole school or just within one class. Here are a list of some of the things you could do:
- Inside out day – pupils and staff pay a pound and come to school wearing their clothes the wrong way round.
- School disco – sell tickets to the event and then dance the afternoon/evening away.
- Sports day – Ask visitors to make a donation to watch their children compete in the schools existing sport day.
- Sponsored Walk/Run – Ask all students to ask their family and friends to sponsor them to take part in a 1 mile run (or a distance you choose).
- Sponsored Hold Your Tongue – Ask family and friends to sponsor you to take part in a sponsored silence.
For inspiration on what to do you can read how Lola Juliet used her passion to host her very own fundraiser.
Once you’ve decided on your fundraiser and let us know what you’re doing, we can supply you with a variety of fundraising and marketing materials to help you make your idea standout. Things we can supply you with will include:
- Collection boxes
- Collection buckets
- A Nightingale logo which can be added to your own promotional material
- Nightingale posters
It doesn’t stop there, if you have an idea for a poster or leaflet, we’re happy to also help you design it. Plus we’ll be promoting you every step of the way through our Fundraising Newsletter, eNews and social media.
St George’s Primary School took part in the Junior Apprentice Challenge which aimed to help young people develop entrepreneurial skills and encourage them to think creatively about business.
Local primary school students had to brain storm and implement a fundraising initiative with £50 seed money. Once their fundraising was complete the teams then had to face a panel of ‘super dragons’ to present their business, and were assessed on their creativity, innovation, and presentation skills.
The group from St George’s Primary School chose to raise money for The Nightingale and named themselves The Nightingale Dragons (already on a great track!). They had great mentorship support from J Browne Group with advice and guidance.
After brain storming they decided to sell sweets and homemade cakes at their school fate and raised an incredible £318.72.
We’re are so incredibly proud to say that the St George’s Nightingale Dragons won ‘Most Innovative Idea’, ‘Most Profit Made’ and ‘Overall Winner’!
Seeing young children, the next generation, take such a keen interest in fundraising and accomplishing so much is such a privilege for us.
It was a pleasure having the Scouts and Cubs at our Night Hike 2023.
Not only did they have fun walking, they provided so much fun to other Night Hikers. One of the Scout Leaders brought a boombox on a wheelie cart and played fun and energetic music the whole way round the route.
It definitely made the walk more like a dance!
Overall the 29th Enfield raised £1,268 through sponsorship which we couldn’t be more thankful for.
You’ve heard of Forbes 30 under 30. Introducing Enfield’s 5 under 15. Lyra (14), George (12), Olive (10), Miles (8) and Audrey (5) have unrivalled entrepreneurial spirit and we fully expect to see them create a FTSE 100 business in the future.
The 5 cousins that make up Office In Action were inspired to create their company by their Grandmother who was diagnosed with cancer in 2019. Office In Action have put on a range of events (with more to come) and have donated some of their money raised to The Nightingale.
Read more about how their company started, their roles and future events HERE.