Community Fundraising

Play a role in the work we do

If you have an idea for organising your own fundraising event for St. John’s, or would like some tried and tested suggestions as to how you might be able to support us, we’re here to help you make it a reality. Fundraising events play a vital role in the work that we do – as well as being a great day out for those taking part.

Just about any activity can be turned into a sponsored event. For example, a head shave, Christmas Day swim in the sea, three-legged race, fancy dress or bad hair day – the opportunities are endless.

The more outrageous, the more interest you will generate (and hopefully more sponsorship money). We also offer a range of challenge events for the more daring or you could try your hand at running a clothes swap, a coffee morning or a pub quiz.

If you would like to organise a fundraising event in your local community, let us know what you are planning and we can support you with help, advice and resources.

You can organise a fundraising event:

You can organise a fundraising event:

  • At school or college
  • At work
  • With your friends and family
  • In your community


All of the money you raise will help more people with complex disabilities get the support and care they need. If you would like to organise your own event for St. John’s, we’d love to hear from you! Whether it’s a pub quiz, cake sale or gala dinner, we can offer support along the way.

We can provide you with:

  • Fundraising literature and information on St. John’s School and College
  • Banners (for larger events)
  • Pens and Pads
  • Collection Tins / Buckets
  • Balloons
  • Sponsorship forms
  • An official St John’s logo you can use for your promotion
  • Lots of fundraising support

If you would like to fundraise for St. John’s, please call The Fundraising and Events Team on 01273 244000
to request a fundraising pack or email David Smith, Fundraising Manager to get advice about organising an activity in your area!

Our commitment to donors

We promise:

We will use your money wisely. We are committed to ensuring that all donated funds are used for the direct benefit of the young people.

We will process your donation promptly so that it can start benefitting the young people as soon as possible. We will acknowledge receipt of your donation via letter or email, unless you request otherwise.

We will respect your right to choose how you wish to be contacted by us. Please contact our fundraising office using the details below if you would like to change the frequency or method of communications you receive from us.

The privacy and security of your personal information is extremely important to us. Please see our Fundraising Privacy Policy here on how we use and store your personal data. We will always respect your privacy and any requests to remain anonymous will be honoured.

We will keep your personal details safe and secure. We will only store and use your personal data in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

We will never sell your personal data.

We will never pressure you into making a donation. We do not cold call or take part in door-to-door fundraising.

Our fundraising processes are accountable. We are happy to answer all reasonable questions about our fundraising activities and practices.

We will follow relevant Charity Commission guidance and any requirements and guidance from the Fundraising Regulator or such other body that replaces it.

Thank you for supporting St. John’s School & College. If you have any questions about the way we raise funds or would like to alter the way we contact you, please contact our fundraising office: 01273 244000 . If you have any concerns or you have a complaint about how we fundraise, please read our leaflet. You can also read our Fundraising Policy.