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Fundraise At Your School

Schools for Simon

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Schools play a key part in our work by partnering with us to help educate the next generation on homelessness, the work of Simon Community NI and the impact fundraising can make to the lives of people who are homeless.

Choosing us as a Charity of the Year is a fun and easy partnership - sign up to one of our exciting events or hold your own, we’ll help you along the way! Simply click here to get started or scroll down for more information.

“Thank you for the talk you gave our children. The presentation was very informative, and the children were engaged asking lots of interesting questions. We can’t wait to raise funds for Simon Community NI.”

Janet Sandikli – Belmont Primary School
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Primary

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One of our community fundraisers will come to your school to provide an age appropriate talk with your pupils, they will bring a special furry guest in the form of our own SIMON bear, which represents (Sleep, Information, Move, Ordinary, Now) and helps to make the talk interactive and fun. We can also provide resources to help your fundraising - balloons, buckets, pencils, sponsorship forms, donation envelopes and information leaflets.

As a thank-you, schools who fundraise for us will be presented with their very own SIMON Bear as a reminder of their fundraising efforts and kind support.

Secondary

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A community fundraiser will visit your school and give an assembly presentation or talk in smaller groups as part of a class lesion in citizenship LLW, Religious Studies or English. Pupils are keen to get more involved by hosting events with can have a direct impact within their own community. There are many ways to fundraise a few ideas might include:

  • Non Uniform Day – Very easy to do and both pupils and teachers enjoy
  • Sponsored Walk – Getting some great exercise and fundraise at the same time
  • Sleep Over – Ever wondered what is would be like staying in the Assembly Hall overnight?
  • Talent Show – Definitely one for future musical sensations
  • Spellathon – A real challenge to test your brain power!
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We can also tailor an event to suit you or help you organise your own event.

To start fundraising simply contact our School’s Coordinator, Amanda Scott via fundraise@simoncommunity.org or call 028 9023 2882.

In return for supporting Simon Community NI you will receive:

  • A Fundraising Pack for Charity of the Year partnerships and participation in Sweaters for Simon and Socks for Simon.
  • An educational talk before or after your fundraising from Simon Community NI’s dedicated Schools Fundraiser.
  • A Certificate of Appreciation.
  • A ‘Simon Bear’ mascot to remember how your school is helping to end homelessness in NI (Primary Schools only).
  • Resources to help your fundraising – balloons, buckets, pencils, sponsor forms, donation envelopes and information leaflets.