From dress down days to fancy dress sponsored walks, from summer fetes to colouring competitions, we are always amazed by the creative fundraising ideas young students come up with!
Fundraising can be great fun, and can promote teambuilding amongst students, and students and teachers. It can also help to cultivate skills which can be of great benefit in future life.
Here are a few comments from pupils and teachers who have fundraised for Alexander Devine:
Brigidine School, Windsor
Windsor Headteacher Elizabeth Robinson (pictured above) and her beloved pet bordie collie Jack took part in the canine cross-country Canix Half Marathon in May 2010. Elizabeth, Headteacher at Brigidine School in Kings Road Windsor, and Jack were raising money for Alexander Devine Children's Hospice Service, the school's adopted charity of the year. Inspired by her pupils fundraising efforts, Elizabeth decided to progress from runs around the park with her dog to the challenge of a half marathon. The pupils were instrumental in ensuring Elizabeth and Jack stuck to a strict training regime – by encouraging them to join their cross-country runs. Elizabeth said: "Jack and I had a great time joining the girls on their runs, and it was a great way to promote fundraising and an active healthy lifestyle at the same time. We're delighted to be raising money for such a worthy cause, and glad that we can play our part in making this children's hospice for Berkshire a reality."
Upton House School in Windsor
Nursery students from Upton House School in Windsor raised over £1,000 for Alexander Devine Children's Hospice Service when they completed a sponsored cycle and scoot around their school playground. The school was amazed to learn that there was no dedicated children's hospice service in Berkshire, and they fully support the charity's aim to build Alexander Devine Children's Hospice. Sue Merrison, who organised the sponsored event said: "After learning about brave Alexander Devine and the charity his mum and dad set up in his memory, the nursery decided this was the charity we should help. All our young pupils and their parents were fantastic in their support of the event, and had a great time raising the money!"
The Langley Academy
Head Girl Radhika Shourie read about what Alexander Devine is working to achieve in the Slough Observer, and was inspired to encourage the school's charity committee to raise funds to help build Alexander Devine Children's Hospice. The committee organised a fete in summer 2009, and teachers and students worked together on this hugely successful fundraising effort which raised £1,600. Radhika said: "I was amazed to learn that there was no children's hospice in Berkshire, and that families were having to travel large distances to access respite care and support. Our committee is fully behind the charity, and will continue to support Alexander Devine Children's Hospice Service as our chosen local charity throughout 2010."
If you would like a representative to come and speak to your students about our charity and what we are working to achieve, please don’t hesitate to contact us and we will arrange a convenient date for you.
If you would like to talk to us about your school or college helping Alexander Devine, please contact the fundraising team on 0845 055 8276 or email: