Fundraising at school

If you’re a teacher, parent or pupil and would like your school to fundraise for Asthma UK, we have plenty of ideas, tips and materials to help support you

One in 11 children in the UK has asthma so it’s likely there are at least three children in your class with the condition. Asthma’s common, but it can also be serious: sadly, every 10 seconds someone in the UK has an asthma attack. This is why Asthma UK’s work is so important.

How you can help

You can contribute to our vital work by raising money to support us at your school. The money you raise goes directly towards helping people with asthma – so we can fund world-class research, campaign to improve the quality of care received by people with asthma and provide expert information and advice through our website and Helpline.

Since January 2016, we’ve worked with 50 schools, both primary and secondary. Why not join them? Your school can really make a difference and you can have lots of fun in the process.

Meet the fundraising team

Sarah and Alex in our Community Fundraising team would love to hear about your fundraising ideas and answer any questions you might have. Get in touch with them by calling 020 7786 5042, or just email

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“No matter what event you choose, we can provide a host of fundraising materials and tailored advice. We can also arrange for an Asthma UK representative to come and give an assembly before or after your fundraising if you choose!” Sarah Latchford, Community Fundraising Manager

Your fundraising kit

From collection boxes to stickers and posters, we’ve got the kit to help your fundraising go smoothly. Go through to this page to order our fundraising materials. And if there’s anything you want to know before you hold an event, have a look at our Q&As.

Get some event inspiration

You could hold a bake sale, a themed dressing-up day or a sponsored event. But we have lots of other original ideas, from small and simple to bigger events – and some clever ideas for something a bit different. For inspiration, look at our handy A-Z of fundraising ideas for schools

What other schools have done

Why not have read about the brilliant ways other schools have raised money? Our super school supporters have shared their experiences and fundraising top tips.

Keep up to date with our schools fundraising news by signing up to our quarterly newsletter, packed with health advice, ideas and inspiration. Just email