Fundraising at school

Children and young people’s mental health is at the heart of our foundation. We are working hard to provide schools, colleges and universities with mental health education and training so that all children and young people are equipped with knowledge and understanding of mental illness, and are able to speak out and seek help when they need it most.

Fundraising can be a great way to bring your school community together – students, teachers and parents – and not only will you raise vital funds for The Shaw Mind Foundation to continue helping to improve children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing, but it can also be loads of fun!

Money raised can go towards various projects, including providing your school with mental health training and education ahead of it being made compulsory in 2020!

How can you and your school get involved?

There are many different ways for you to get involved and raise funds at school. Here’s a few ideas to get you started, but feel free to come up with your own too!

  • Non-uniform days
  • Cake sales
  • Garage sale (a great way to make space for new stuff before things like birthdays, Christmas etc!)
  • Sponsored events, such as a walk or sponsored silence
  • A raffle

Want some help?

We want to help you make your event a success, so if you need a hand with anything you can get in touch with us to discuss your plans and let us know how we can help out.

You can call us on: 01636 600825 (between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday)
Email us:

How to raise money

You can raise your funds in a variety of different ways.

  • Use our Virgin Money Giving, or JustGiving page
  • Download our sponsorship form
  • Set up a donation page on Facebook

How to send money you’ve raised

We really hope that your event was fun, enjoyable and a great success! Once you’ve collected all the money you’ve raised, you can send it to us by one of the following methods:

  • Cheque – made payable to The Shaw Mind Foundation
  • Direct to us via our Virgin Money Giving, or JustGiving page
  • By bank transfer – Sort code: 544150 Account number: 53154711

NOTE: For security reasons, we ask that you do not send cash via post

Don’t forget to send us pictures of your event (with permission) and tag us on social media so that we can spread the word and share your success with our following! We are @Shaw_Mind on Twitter and @shawmindfoundation on Facebook!