St Oswald’s relies on the support of the local community to continue to offer our vital care services to local people and their families who need us. Whether you are a school or a young person looking to support St Oswald’s, there are lots of opportunities for you to get involved and we would love to have your support.
Encouraging pupils to get involved with charitable fundraising activities helps to develop their creative thinking, their ability to work individually and as part of a team, and encourages them to become responsible citizens.
How you school can get involved with St Oswald's
There are many ways that schools can get involved with St Oswald's Hospice and help support local people with life-limiting conditions. You could get your class involved in a 'Bag It' challenge, and ask your students to bring in one bag of quality used goods, such as clothes, books and toys that we can re-sell in our charity shops.
Alternatively, you could order some beanies to sell in school to fundraise for us. We have cute dogs, cats and magical unicorns available on a 'sale or return' basis. For students aged 14+ we offer volunteering opportunities in our charity shops across the North East, where you can gain valuable experience for your CV and meet new friends at the same time.
One of our speakers could also come to your school to speak to you about the work we do in the local community and how you could get involved. We can also help add to the curriculum by tailoring talks to your class's needs and providing relevant resources. Or we can talk to your class about being an active member of the community through charitable giving and recycling.
Don’t take our word for it.
“When I heard about the Snowdogs project, I instantly said ‘we’re in!’ As a school, we like to get very involved in arts and culture, and have achieved the Gold arts Mark Award. We have also supported St Oswald’s for many years, with our children selling the beanie toys to raise money at Christmas. We think it’s wonderful to be able to do something so creative for a great cause!”