School Fundraising

Whether it’s getting creative with an art contest, dressing up in your favourite costume, or holding a quiz, there are lots of ways you can fundraise for Spread a Smile and get the whole school involved. We are all about supporting children and their families at the most challenging moments in their lives, and bringing them joy and hope – which makes us a great match for your next fundraising activity. You can recognise the part Spread a Smile has played in the life of one of your students, support an impactful children’s charity, or generate meaningful opportunities to engage your students in the lives of those currently unable to enjoy a normal childhood. Thank you to all the young people and teachers who have supported our work in recent years.

“We wanted to let you know that our Fun Day in memory of Matthew raised just over £2600!!!  We are delighted with this result.  It was a fantastic day and the children absolutely loved it.  Please could you thank everyone from the Spread a Smile team who was involved.  We’d like to take this opportunity to thank you for all the support you gave us in the run up to this event and on the day.” – Co-Head Teachers, St Anns Heath School

Fundraising Ideas

Here are some simple ways that your school can start fundraising for Spread a Smile:

  • Pyjamas or ‘dress down’ days
  • Easter egg hunts
  • Friday discos
  • Talent shows
  • Quizzes
  • Baking contests
  • School picnics
  • School sleepovers
  • Sports days
  • Fun Runs

Already know how you’d like to fundraise? Let us know your plans, so we can support you all the way.

Download our Awareness Poster and Fundraising Event Posters here.

Charity of the Year

Supporting Spread a Smile throughout the school year is a great way to engage your students with our work and raise vital funds through enjoyable fundraising activities. Whether you’ve supported us before, or you’re new to Spread a Smile, we’d love to have you on board. Together, we can help spread joy and laughter to children and their families across the UK.

Pay in your Fundraising

If you would like to pay in funds raised by your school, please see information on how to do this here or contact us at or on 020 7482 5191.