We’re proud of our work with local schools. Providing a children’s hospice service relies on the support of a large community both to help us raise awareness and generate the vital funds that we need. Schools play an important part in this. Here are just a few ways that we can work together:


Why not invite Noah’s Ark to your school’s Summer or Christmas fair? Our team are always on the lookout for opportunities to raise awareness in our local community and generate much-needed donations. Here are some ways we can get involved: 

  • Meet the Mascot – our tigers, Rory and Ruby love meeting and greeting children, not to mention posing for photos!
  • Prize stalls – from our ‘Spin-to-Win’ prize wheel, Hook-a-Duck or Guess the Name of the Bear, these small fundraisers are great at Summer Fairs. 
  • Soft toys and games for sale – We have a fantastic collection of new soft toys and games that we can sell at local fairs.

Why not organise a fundraising activity in aid of Noah’s Ark for your school community to take part in?  

From That Moment – join Noah’s Ark’s annual fundraising campaign. Organise or host a fundraising activity in aid of Noah’s Ark in September and our campaign Champions will match the funds that you raise, meaning that your fundraising will have double the impact!  

Last year schools came together to raise over £6,800 for Noah’s Ark. Through the campaign this was match-funded to £13,600, which equates to over 500 hours of specialist care. Even a small fundraiser can make a big difference so please consider how your school might be able to get involved. 

We are also looking for organisations to champion the campaign, if you are unable to fundraise, please consider sharing the campaign press release in your upcoming newsletter, to give parents the opportunity to get involved themselves. 

Here are just a few more upcoming events and ideas, but we’re sure that you have more:

  • School Sports Day – consider having a sponsored event on the day – you could try a sponsored three-legged race or an animal themed fun run in aid of Noah’s Ark.
  • Harvest September – organise a Harvest collection in aid of Noah’s Ark. 
  • Halloween October – host a disco or mufti day. 
  • Odd sock day November 18 – hold a mufti day in aid of Noah’s Ark. 
  • Christmas fair – invite us along – our community fundraising team would love to join in the fun! 

This year we launched our first school lesson plan themed on Kindness, one of Noah’s Ark’s key core values. This is the first of many lesson plans we hope to launch for local schools, with the aim of giving back to the community that has shown us endless support. 

The ‘Power of Kindness’ lesson plan: 

  • Is tailored to cater to different age groups (EYFS-KS4). 
  • Can be teacher-led or run by an external speaker. 
  • Instills the value of kindness in young minds. 
  • Encourages students to practice and spread kindness in their everyday lives. 
  • Resources include an animated video, activities, and posters. 
  • Reinforces the importance of being kind and spreading positivity, not just in school but also in the wider community. 


We rely on the generous support of local organisations in our community to help us to generate awareness and funds to support seriously unwell children and their families. If you are interested in finding out more about our school partnerships, we’d love to hear from you.


To find out more, discuss your needs or obtain your FREE lesson plan, please contact:

Aaya Nader, Community Engagement Officer 

Direct Line: 020 3994 4105 

Email: communityfundraising@noahsarkhospice.org.uk.