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Fundraise at school

Thanks to staff, students and parents for your support

Students from Barnsley Academy present the money raised through their Rudolph Run

Schools across the borough do a fantastic job of supporting Barnsley Hospice and raising money to fund our care and support for local patients and their families.

Schools raise money all year round at bake sales, Christmas jumper days and sponsored events. Dozens also take part in our annual ‘Rudolph Runs’ whilst others enjoy non-uniform days during Hospice Care Week when they ‘Go Orange’ and wear bright clothes to school.

pupils take part in our Rudolf Run for  the charity
We supply the antlers and red noses – you go for the sponsored Rudolph Runs around your school!

If your school would like to support the hospice, we are here to help you. We can:

  • come along and talk at an assembly about what the hospice does
  • bring the Barnsley Hospice mascot Oscar along to support your efforts!
  • drop you off a fundraising bundle of balloons, collecting buckets and T-shirts for teachers
  • answer any of your questions about how to fundraise for Barnsley Hospice
  • arrange a cheque presentation at your school if you’d like one

Oscar and Vicky visit Holy Rood Primary School

Downloadable resources

Coming soon – poster template, cut-out bunting and more. Also, please use the form at the bottom of this page to request a ‘fundraising bundle’ of banner, balloons, bucket – and a T-shirt or two for teachers.

How to donate your money

One of the best ways to collect money from your fundraiser, and donate it directly to the hospice with minimum effort is to set up a JustGiving page. See our guide to setting up your own page and connecting it to Barnsley Hospice.

You can also donate the money you’ve raised via our website using the button below. It’s very quick, easy and secure and you’ll receive an acknowledgement of your donation.

If you’d like to post us a cheque or send us money via bank transfer, please get in touch.

Contact us – we’d love to hear from you!

A cheque presentation to the hospice by students at Holy Trinity School

If you have any questions at all about fundraising for Barnsley Hospice, please contact our community fundraiser Vicky Stead on 01226 244244 or email fundraising@barnsley-hospice.org

You can also use the form below to tell us all about your fundraising plans for Barnsley Hospice. We’ll then get back to you. Thank you.

Tell us about your school fundraiser

Contact name(Required)
Please tell us the name of your school
Please tell us the best email to contact you on
What is the best number to contact you on?
Please tell us what you plan to do to raise money for the hospice and who will be involved.
Would you like fundraising bundle?
This may include a banner, balloons, collecting bucket and tin, plus a hospice T-shirt or two for teachers.
Would you like a hospice representative to come to your school?
One of our team can talk about the hospice's work in an assembly and/or attend a cheque presentation (Please note this isn't always possible - we'll talk to you about your request, thank you)

Schoolchildren present their donation to Barnsley hospicee
Oscar and Vicky at Holy Rood Primary

We also love to hear from youth groups, clubs and individual young people wanting to raise money for the hospice.