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Anyone like to put names forward for a charity that my daughter school can do a fundraiser for?

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Lifeisshort123 Thu 08-Sep-16 18:15:10

My daughter (14) and her best friend are holding a sweet sale and are selling fizzy drinks at school in a few weeks but they haven't come up with a good charity they'd like to support yet, 50% of all of the profits will go to the charity and 50% will go towards buying supplies as they will be doing this once a month until the end of Y11.
They want to support a different charity each month. We will be putting names of charities in a hat and picking them out each month.

Lagirafe Thu 08-Sep-16 18:16:30

Women's Aid

DelphiniumBlue Thu 08-Sep-16 18:17:21


SheStoodInTheStorm Thu 08-Sep-16 18:18:42

Willow Foundation

Woolly Hugs.

Iflyaway Thu 08-Sep-16 18:20:41

I second Women's Aid.

Also MSF.

BuggerLumpsAnnoyed Thu 08-Sep-16 18:20:44

MPS society. It's a rare disease so often doesn't get a lot of traction, but they really do amazing work for families touched by this awful, life limiting disease. I have a close friend whose dear boy suffers from it and the work they do in invaluable.

CwtchMeQuick Thu 08-Sep-16 18:21:55


Cumberlover76 Thu 08-Sep-16 18:22:06

JDRF - junior diabetes. Great charity for young people to support.

MoonHare Thu 08-Sep-16 18:22:56

Home Start - offers support for families through home visiting volunteers

monkeymamma Thu 08-Sep-16 18:23:19

Action Duchenne. My son's friend was diagnosed aged 3, it's a rare but devastating condition. He will likely need a wheelchair before he's 12 and Duchenne boys rarely live past 20. The charity do amazing things.
Well done your DD!

SomedayMyPrinceWillCome Thu 08-Sep-16 18:23:37

I'm not sure you can sell sweets & cakes to support a diabetes charity!!! confused

Nanasueathome Thu 08-Sep-16 18:23:42

Was going to suggest Women's Aid as it is talked about on MN all the time and is a very worthy cause

capercaillie Thu 08-Sep-16 18:24:17

Joshua Orphan and Community Care -
We support 12 villages in Malawi - running pre-schools, helping improve primary schools, running a mobile health clinic - and plenty more

We also do our best to give supporters a really direct thank you and feedback - this is often by video or direct from our staff in Malawi

nancy75 Thu 08-Sep-16 18:26:19

Guide dogs for the blind

HippyChickMama Thu 08-Sep-16 18:26:49

Dyspraxia Foundation, they're terribly underfunded at the moment and in danger of not being able to continue.

PurplePidjin Thu 08-Sep-16 18:27:08

Stroke association

MrsJayy Thu 08-Sep-16 18:28:00

Teenage cancer trust Barnados young carers Centerpoint all benefit kids their age range

gingerbreadmanm Thu 08-Sep-16 18:28:49


Sirzy Thu 08-Sep-16 18:28:52

someday tesco stores often have cake sales and raffles of cakes and things to raise money for diabetes UK! I did think it a bit odd.

Something like Mind? Or a mental health charity that focuses on young people.

MavolioBent Thu 08-Sep-16 18:28:52

Clic sargent ( I feel like I spelt that wrong) they have been a great support to a friend who's ds has cancer

GravityLucy Thu 08-Sep-16 18:29:04

A local hospice, have a Google to find your local one. Children's hospice would be particularly appropriate. They do fantastic things and you'd be supporting your local community.

Hmmnotkeen Thu 08-Sep-16 18:31:13


elliejjtiny Thu 08-Sep-16 18:31:26

Share a star

Local sn preschool or children's ward

EveOnline2016 Thu 08-Sep-16 18:31:40

I suggest a go fund me cause. It took my friend 2.5 years to get enough money for her dd to have an operation which now mean she can walk.

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