Fundraising with your school, college or university
We are working hard to engage children and young people with the work of hospice care, and are pleased to have worked with a number of schools in the local area on fundraising and hospice-education initiatives. There are lots of ways for children and young people to get involved to make a difference to local people.
- Go Yellow for Hospice care: Pupils pay £1 to don their finest yellow clothes instead of school uniform. Yellow is the colour of the hospice movement and it’s great to hold a Wear Yellow Day during Hospice Awareness Month in June.
- Seasonal fundraising: Organise an Easter egg hunt, throw a fang-tastic Halloween Disco or organise a Christmas carol concert, with all entry proceeds supporting Forest Holme.
- If your college or university has a RAG week, nominate Forest Holme Hospice as the beneficiary charity.
- Get creative: Organise an art show or ask pupils to paint sunflowers, which represent the hospice movement. Sometimes we are even able to display artwork created by children and young people in the hospice.
We are also able to come to your school to raise awareness of hospice care. Many young people don’t want to think about hospice care, but with a rapidly ageing population we need to break down the taboo of talking about dying, to understand why end of life care is important. This may be particularly relevant to PHSE AND R.S students.
“The talk was inspiring, interesting and informative. It’s changed the way we view hospices for the better and it was good to hear a first-hand account of the difference that hospice care can make”
Pupil at Talbot Heath School, Bournemouth
If you would like to support Forest Holme or would like us to visit your school, please call the fundraising team on 01202 670644.