Fundraising ideas, events and tips to inspire your whole school, college or nursery.

We aim to build long and meaningful relationships with our local schools. You’ll not only help to fund our vital work, but also empower children and young people to engage with their community and make a real difference through their education. See how to get involved, below:

The Big Hoot's Little Hoot

Have you heard of our exciting art trail in Chichester and Arundel? In Summer 2024 we're holding a large outdoor art trail - and we're on the look out for schools to get involved!

Sign up to our Learner Programme and you’ll get to create your very own owlet sculpture to turn into you own unique piece of art. We’ll also give you lots of resources for lessons and awareness about the importance of children’s hospices.

Find out about The Big Hoot

Other ways to get your school involved with fundraising:

The oldies and the goodies!

Hold a mufti day, hold collections and/or a raffle at school concerts and plays, or have a special fundraising stall at Summer and Christmas fetes.

Book an assembly

We’d love to visit your school to tell pupils more about the work of Chestnut Tree House, either through an assembly, or a workshop. Our specially trained staff will tailor their talk to your needs, and ensure everyone gains a much more in-depth knowledge of what a children’s hospice does.

Schools’ project

A pioneering scheme that invites schoolchildren into the hospice to learn about hospice care and explore life, death and bereavement. Find out about The Schools’ Project.

Contact us

Get in touch! We'd love to hear more about your school and what fundraising you're planning. Or if you're looking for more information about us, or how to help - our dedicated team of fundraisers are here to support you.

Get in touch with the fundraising team

Some of the amazing fundraising by local schools


raised by Goldstone Primary by taking part in Super Hero Friday


raised by Handcross Park School by making Easter bonnets


St Andrew’s Primary School of Hove by selling Christmas CDs