Unicef are promoting their Day for Change. The Big Day of Change is the 20th of May 2017 but schools can fundraise to suit their own calendar. The following details are taken from an email from Unicef:
“Register for Unicef’s Day for Change and join hundreds of schools across the UK who are raising money to help provide life-saving food and care for malnourished children.
The Day for Change challenge is simple: collect and raise as much money as possible! You can organise any type of fundraising event or activity, from bake-off to bike ride, sports competition to sponsored silence – or even just asking everyone to wear blue for the day.
Around the world, five children die every minute as a result of malnutrition. Yet this devastating condition can be combatted cheaply and easily. The money your school raises will help children in Liberia, West Africa, where one in three children are malnourished. Just £3 could help buy a week’s supply of life-saving food, and it costs only £150 to train a health worker to prevent and treat child malnutrition.
What’s more, The Power of Nutrition Foundation will double your school’s donation, pound for pound – meaning your school can make an even bigger impact.
Unicef will be there to support you every step of the way, and when you sign up you’ll receive ideas, resources and treats to make your Day for Change extra special. We’ll also give you easy-to-deliver teaching materials including videos, activity sheets and helpful guidance notes.
So sign up today, inspire your pupils to make a difference and start fundraising! The spare change you raise will change children’s lives.
Visit unicef.uk/dayforchange to register today.”