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Support Winston’s Wish in your school

One in 29 children and young people have experienced the death of a parent or sibling. That’s an average of one in every classroom. Winston’s Wish offers training, resources and advice to schools across the UK to ensure that bereaved pupils get the support they need, but we can’t do this without your support. Over 90% of our work is funded by our generous community of supporters, including schools, and the money your school raises will help us to continue to provide vital support to grieving children, young people and their families. Below, you’ll find some ideas for ways your school can get involved and fundraise for Winston’s Wish and how we can support you. Please contact us if you want to discuss your plans on

Ways your school can get involved

From making us your school charity of the year to downloading our free PSHE lessons, there are a number of ways to get your school involved by raising money for Winston’s Wish and finding out about the support Winston’s Wish offers bereaved children.

Bereavement Support for Schools
School charity of the year

Get your school, class or year group involved and jazz up your timetable with a year of fun and exciting activities! We can provide ideas, activities and resources to help you raise as much as possible over the year.

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Lesson resources

Our free PSHE lesson plans and resources will help you talk about bereavement and loss with your pupils, educate them on how to help a grieving friend and what support is available. We can also provide assembly videos and engaging fundraising activities.

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Fundraising ideas

From Wear Wellies Day to bake sales, there are plenty of ways you can fundraise for Winston’s Wish in your school. Click below to see some of our current fundraising events and campaigns you can get involved in.

Schools fundraising speakers

Book a speaker

To kickstart your fundraising, arrange for a Winston’s Wish speaker to talk to your school, class or group about how the money they raise will help to support grieving children and young people. To find out if we have a speaker available in your area, email us on

Download schools fundraising guide

In our schools fundraising guide you’ll find lots of ideas for fundraising events and activities designed for schools, plus information on how to raise money and tips on promoting your event. Fill out the form below to download.

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Download our schools fundraising guide

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