Get your school, college or university involved

There are lots of fun ways to raise money for charity with your school, college or university, helping us to stamp out brain tumours for good.

We have put together a list of fundraising ideas and would love to hear your plans, let us know and we can make sure that you have everything you need for your event. Have a look at our downloadable fundraising resources to get started.


Be HeadSmart

Our award winning HeadSmart campaign aims to reduce the time it takes to diagnose a brain tumour in a child, by raising awareness and knowledge of the signs and symptoms of childhood brain tumours.

Non-uniform day

Everyone loves not having to wear their uniform so ask for a small donation in return for people wearing their own clothes. Why not pick a theme if you want to make more of a statement, everyone could come as their favourite film character or superhero? Or maybe get your teachers to come in school uniform!

Cake sale

Challenge your teachers to a bake-off challenge judged by you, or see how many different types of cupcake people can bring to sell. Bake some delicious treats and sell them during break times and after school. Remember to put up some posters before so that everyone knows to bring some spending money!

Jumble sale

Gather together old books and toys and hold a sale in the school hall or playground. A great way for unwanted items to be treasured by someone else! You could run your sale like a business and everyone could take on a role in making it a success.

End of term party or school fete

Why not run a stall or organise a raffle at your end of term party or school fete? You could even try something really challenging like persuading your teachers to help you raise money for charity by getting gunged if you hit a certain fundraising target!

Sports tournament

Hold an inter-class rounders, football or netball tournament. Encourage your teachers to form a team and take on a team of pupils. Ask for donations from spectators or charge a small entry fee per team.

Universities and Colleges

As well as all of the ideas listed above, there are plenty of other ways you can get your university or college involved in fundraising for The Brain Tumour Charity.

RAG Week

Why not nominate The Brain Tumour Charity for your university's Raise and Give week as a great way to raise awareness of brain tumours, have fun and raise vital funds!

Shave it off

Are you brave enough to shave your head? Men could try a sponsored beard shave or leg and chest waxing to raise more cash!

Put on a dinner dance

Are you a member of a club or society? Work together to put on a dinner or dance and sell tickets to friends and other students. A fantastic way to raise funds and awareness as well as introducing people to you club!

Row for It!

Pick a distance and take on our Row for It! challenge. Ask permission to hold your row in the university gym, you could also complete the challenge outside if you are a member of a rowing club!