Events & Fundraising

One way that you can support us, and have fun whilst doing it, is to raise money by taking part in a sponsored event or holding a fundraising event of your own.

Events & Fundraising

One way that you can support us, and have fun whilst doing it, is to raise money by taking part in a sponsored event or holding a fundraising event of your own.

Here are some ideas and information to help get you started:

Fundraise at work or school

  • Dress down Friday at work – or even Fancy-Dress Friday!! See your boss in his Onesie maybe?
  • Do you enjoy baking? Organise a cake sale for your colleagues or organise a fun ‘bake off’ event
  • Make us your charity of the year
  • Payroll giving
  • Have a collection box in your place of work or local shop

Host a fundraising event

  • Declutter at home and hold a Car Boot Sale
  • Get your children involved. Hold a sponsored silence or a car wash in your street and teach them about the importance of helping others
  • Do you or a family member have a musical talent? Then why not hold a concert?
  • Film night with friends – sell snacks and drinks
  • Have an Easter egg hunt with lots of clues to find the chocolate eggs
  • Do you love to sing? Have a Karaoke night – belt out your favourite tunes
  • Have a games night – play cards, Monopoly, Scrabble etc.
  • Hold a virtual quiz night or virtual cocktail making class
  • Facebook birthday fundraiser

Take part in a challenge & get friends & family to sponsor you

  • Participate in a challenge event such as a marathon or a 10k run, cycle, swim or walk
  • Hold a sponsored keep fit session – sell drinks, healthy snacks etc.
  • Give up a treat for a month – Chocolate for Lent, Sober October, Stop Smoking – all good for your health
  • Grow a moustache or a beard for a month, or perhaps be daring and shave off your hair!

Raise whilst you shop

Raise money for Pestalozzi when you shop via the following link:


When you take part in a sponsored event for Pestalozzi we will provide all the advice and support you need to make your challenge a success, including:
  • Help with setting up a fundraising page
  • Sharing your challenge on our social media channels
  • Providing you with a Pestalozzi t-shirt or equivalent

Events – participate and support Pestalozzi

Take on a challenge and raise funds for Pestalozzi

Thanks to Chris Bater who recently ran the Bristol 10km to raise funds for Pestalozzi. Chris ran in memory of a former teacher, David Perkins, who used to collect money for Pestalozzi when he was a German and French teacher at QEH School, Bristol. As well as playing rugby, David was involved with Bristol schools rugby for many years and was a keen runner. 

Are there any running events close to you that you could participate in as a fundraising opportunity? There are over 500 half marathons in the UK every year! What about the Great North Run, the Great Birmingham Run or the iconic London Marathon? How about setting yourself a personal challenge and take part in a 10km or a 5km run?

If you have been fortunate enough to secure a place, please consider supporting Pestalozzi as your charity of choice in 2024. You’ll receive a running vest to wear when training and on the race day, as well as sponsorship information and support from the Pestalozzi team.

If you are interested, please contact us at or call 01424 870444.

The Big Give Christmas Challenge 2023 – We did it!

You have added some festive sparkle to our Christmas fundraiser!
The campaign ran from 28th November until 5th December 2023. With Gift Aid, £8000 was raised to support our life-changing educational opportunities.   
Thank you to The Reed Foundation for match funding support and to everyone who pledged and donated to make our campaign a success.
Your support will help to unlock a young person’s potential and create a better future.

Planning a fundraiser? We’d love to hear from you.

If you have a fundraising idea that you would like to discuss with us, please contact or call us on 01424 870444 and we’d be happy to provide you with help and information for your event.

YOUR support can unlock a young person’s educational potential and create a better future

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