School fundraising

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We encourage children to understand the challenges that older people face and think about how valuable older people are to communities.

If you are interested in studying Age UK for a school project or would like to raise money and are seeking ideas, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Here are a few ideas:

  • A cake and biscuit sale for pupils, parents and teachers
  • A collection at your school play or Christmas carol concert 
  • Sponsored event - silence, spell, walk, run, swim, dance
  • Hold a fundraising Summer Fair
  • A ‘collect your coppers’ money collection
  • Organise a charity concert or talent competition


The Age UK recycling appeal is a great way for students and teachers to get involved in an environmentally friendly initiative that gets rid of waste and raises funds for charity.

We recycle old mobile phones, foreign currency, clothes, household goods and printer and toner cartridges.

Why not get your pupils to design a recycling box for collecting mobile phones and cartridges? (Please store cartridges and mobiles separately to avoid damage).

Find out more at our recycling section. 

Assembly plans

We have created interactive assembly plans for infants and secondary school pupils, which you can use to get children thinking about the older generation and the difficulties they may face:

Primary assembly plan

Secondary assembly plan

Alternatively, it may be possible for us to visit your school and explain our values and work to students. Contact us on 020 3033 1617 for more details.

Your support counts

We hope you can join us and make a difference to the lives of people in later life. Your support will show that the younger generation really does care.  Email us at or call 020 3033 1617 for more information.

For ideas about getting publicity for fundraising, see our Publicise your event page.

Your Age UK

Set your location to see what Age UK offers in your local area.

Call Age UK:
0800 169 8787
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Donate to Spread the Warmth

Whether it's a 'Staying Warm' pack, or a home visit to check that an older person is safe and well, see just what your donations could buy for an older person to help keep them warm and well this winter.

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