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In 2021 it will cost us £5 million to run services at Derian House with only 12% of this coming from statutory sources and the rest coming from our supporters.

There are many ways that you and your friends can get involved in fundraising to provide you with motivational and team building skills to benefit you within your college or university course.

Colleges & Universities

Getting involved in fundraising is a great way of demonstrating PSHE and social responsibility skills which is great attribute to include in CV’s and Applications.

There are so many ways that you and your friends can get involved in fundraising that will provide you with motivational and team building skills that you can take forward to benefit you in many other ways within your college or university course. Ideas include:

  • Sports, Trek or Challenge Events
  • Prom or Charity Ball
  • Youth Enterprise Schemes
  • Make us a beneficiary of RAG Week
  • Talent Shows

Or simply adopt us as your charity for the year. We will provide you with all the support you need to get your fundraising off the ground.

For more information contact the Fundraising Team on 01257 271 271.


There are over 1,000 schools within the Derian House catchment area!

If every school raised £500, that would mean a massive £500,000 going towards care and support for our children and their families.

You can download a Fundraising pack or ask for one of our fundraisers to come and talk to your assembly and help you get started. Do you have a student council? You could become a Student Ambassador Group, spread the word and learn lots of new skills.

These groups allow teams of students to set up and coordinate their own support group where they may organise fundraising events, run stalls or simply raise awareness of our charity. It offers experience in general management, finance, I.T. and marketing as you take responsibility for all areas of the project.

There are so many different ways for you to get involved in fundraising for Derian House, and whether you choose a one off event, or a series of fundraising activities, we’ll be there every step of the way to give you a helping hand.

Just call the Fundraising Team at Derian House on 01257 271 271 and we’ll help you to get your event underway.

Please get in touch if you are a student or teacher and would like to explore any of these opportunities within your school or college.

Primary Schools

  • Make Derian House your charity of the year
  • Have a bake day…bring cakes/biscuits to school to sell
  • Hold a teacher/pupil quiz

Contact the Fundraising Team on 01257 271 271 for more ideas on how you can help, or for promotional materials for your event.

Nursery Schools

You’re never too young to fundraise, and we can provide you with balloons and other promotional items to dress up your event and help it to go with a swing. If you’d like some ideas on fundraising, why not consider one of these events…

  • Nursery Rhyme Fancy Dress competition
  • Handprint rainbow painting
  • Sponsored Toddle

Let us know what you’d like to do….we’ll give you lots of help to do it! Call the Fundraising Team on 01257 271 271 for more information.

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