Schools and groups

Can your school, nursery or collage support Sheffield Children's?

Choose to support Sheffield Children’s Hospital during the 2020-21 academic year and change the lives of thousands of children 

Sheffield Children’s Hospital is a really special place. Every year over 277,000 children from across the country and worldwide receive specialist treatment of many conditions such as brain tumours, cancer, brittle bones disease. 

Your donations would help to fund what the hospital needs most, helping us respond immediately to the changing needs of Sheffield Children’s. 

Any money you and your school raise will be used wisely and help support all hospital departments, including areas which are not front facing but still require charitable funding. 


Here are few ideas of what you could do

Christmas Snowflake - Get your name in lights!

If you choose to support us your school will have a named snowflake light on our Hospital at Christmas! You will be invited to attend our exclusive Christmas Light Switch on event to see your snowflake shine and to learn more about how the money you raise will help. All you need to do is to pledge to raise the sponsorship by March 2021.   

  • £500 for a small snowflake 
  • £1000 for a medium snowflake 

We can provide you with all the support you need including a range of fundraising activities and resources. 

Host an own clothes, fancy dress or Christmas jumper day

Its a classic but a good one. Whether its Christmas jumpers, World Book Day or anything in between. For a small suggestion donation of £1 or £2 your pupils could get dressed up for the day with out too much organising.

Fundraising during the coronavirus pandemic can be tricky. We will help you raise as much as possible and give you a few ideas of what you would do with out social contact. Here are a few ideas we have thought of at Charity HQ but give us a call and we can support you every step of the way. 

Jar it up! Everyone decorates their own jar which they take home and fill it with pennies. Once their jar is full bring it back into school and add all of the pupils money together to see what they raised as a class. It will show how every penny makes a difference when you add them all together. 

Pocket money. Could each child do a job around the house to earn a few pounds? Whether its tidying up, washing the car or gardening they could share as a class what they have done at home.

Sponsored walk. Each class could take on their own sponsored walk as a team before passing the 'baton' on to the next class. The school adds up how many miles they have done for a grand reveal!  

Pajama day. Every child wears their pjs to school paying a pound on entry. Each teacher has a collection tin on the floor by drop off which the pound is dropped into. The money then stays in quarantine till it is ready to be counted.  

No cash. If you don't want children bringing cash into the school set up a TEXT to donate code or create a Facebook Fundraiser for the hospital. 

  • How can we get involved?

    We'd really appreciate any support. To get your school involved contact the Regional Fundraising Team by emailing [email protected] or call 0114 553 9176

  • How can we get involved in?

    We've always got lots of events students, staff and schools can get involved in! Have a look at our events and see which ones you want to take part in.

  • Where would our fundraising go?

    Here are a few examples

    • Our appeal to build a better future for patients by redeveloping our Emergency Department, transforming our Cancer Ward and building a Helipad on the hospital’s roof.
    • An environment built with children in mind – your donations support our Artfelt team in making Sheffield Children’s a child-friendly space with bright art on the walls, Artfelt also provide creative workshops for patients staying on the wards.
    • Research – your donations fund research into the cure and prevention of childhood illnesses, head to page 14 in your Bear Facts to find out more.
    • Equipment - as well as scanners and specialist equipment, your donations fund smaller things like toys and equipment for our Play Specialists. Buzzy Bees combines the use of cold and vibration to help block pain and sharp sensations, helping to distract a child during needle related medical procedures. Pagers have also been funded for parents when their child is in theatre.