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School & Education

Schools are vital in helping us to raise awareness and funds so that we can support the next teenager who comes to us for help.

The Tom Bowdidge Youth Cancer Foundation likes working with schools, colleges and universities. It is important to spread awareness of the work we do and give young people the chance to get involved in fundraising.

We visit schools to talk about our work and demonstrate how our support makes a difference to teenagers and young adults with cancer. It is important that young people are aware of the signs and symptoms of cancer and understand how important it is to get checked out.

If your school is looking for a Charity of the Year or would like to get involved in fundraising or to book a speaker, then we would love to hear from you. 

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There are many ways in which you can fundraise and get involved, below are just a few of the ideas.


  • Dress Down Day – come to school dressed from head to toe in pink or blue to support Teenage and Young Adults Cancer Awareness Month in April.


  • Baking competition/sale – get students to bake a cake based on a pink and blue theme and give a prize to the winner and then sell off the cakes.


  • Pie or Wet Sponge the Teacher Day – well I’m sure some students would be up for throwing a few cream pies or wet sponges at the teachers.  Charge a small fee for allowing them to have a go.


  • Game-a-thon – hold a 12-hour game-a-thon with your class or group of friends.


  • Sports Challenges – dress in your best hero’s costume or football idle and hold a football tournament.


  • Santa Fun Run – hold a 5K run around the school playing field and get your family and friends to sponsor you.


  • Summer or Winter Fayre– organise a Summer or Christmas Fayre and invite various stall holders along.



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