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At school you can work together with teachers and pupils to organise creative and fun ways to raise funds and awareness of Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF). And remember, the more fun the event, the more people will want to take part!


Fundraising ideas

If you are not sure what to do, we've pulled together a few ideas to give you inspiration:

Bake sale – get together and bake some treats to sell at the tuck shop or at lunchtime.

Non-uniform day – you could add a theme to this day, perhaps wearing a medical themed outfit or traditional clothes from all over the world.

Talent show – charge students £1 to access a lunchtime show, and try to convince your teachers to perform the finale act.

Plant sale – organise for your class to buy and plant some seeds, and sell the potted plants six weeks later.

Sponsored silence – keep quiet for the whole day and save lesson time whispers until the next day!

Car wash – set up a week-long car wash service at lunchtime. You can ask your local newspaper and radio station to advertise it for you.

Vintage market - Ask everyone to donate some clothes they no longer wear and sell them. You could charge admission and sell refreshments.


Fundraising resources

We have a range of fundraising resources which you can use to help you raise awareness and funds for MSF’s work.

MSF Tshirt and booklets


Request an MSF speaker

If you’d like to raise more awareness about our work at your school we can arrange for a member of our field team to come and speak about their experiences during assembly.

Request and MSF speaker


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