School Fundraising

First class! Schools across Essex can help ensure a bright future for SNAP and the families it supports. Whether it’s a school-backed initiative or individual pupils getting involved, the younger generation can make a real difference to their local community.

We would relish the opportunity to work with local schools; whether you want to hold your own fundraising event or select us as your school’s Charity Of The Year, we will work with you to make the partnership a success.

Together we can help support local families at your school and provide information about SNAP’s services and activities as well as our easily accessible online resources. On request we can design and
deliver a tailored training session to assist school staff to give even better help to the children in their care. Professionals are also welcome to attend our Specialist Talks.

When it comes to raising vital funds for SNAP at your school we have a variety of ways to support you in your fundraising. A SNAP representative might be able to visit your school to give a short talk about our work, or we can supply information and a presentation about SNAP that can be delivered by school personnel. This includes an inspiring film to watch, bringing SNAP alive to a young audience.

We also have loads of great resources we can provide for you to share with the parents, students and teachers of your school. We can even make it bespoke to your school!

SNAP’s school fundraising pack is full of inspiration and information. It contains a guide for teachers with educational games that can be played in school to help demonstrate the difficulties faced by children with a special need or disability. This guide also gives an overview of SNAP’s work, plus offers inspiration for further fundraising activities. There are also fun activity sheets for younger and older primary school children. Just fill out the form to download your Fundraising Pack!

Email [email protected] to begin our partnership together.

Download your SNAP School Fundraising Toolkit

Alternatively, get in touch on 01277 245345 or email [email protected].

Fancy dressed for success


Students from Years 7, 8 and 9 at Shenfield High School took part in a sponsored fancy dress run, organised by two Year 12 pupils Karen and Naimah.

“SNAP is a charity close to me and my family; they have helped us and I wanted to give something back,” explained caring Karen.

“The run went really well, we had wonderful weather! Everyone was really supportive and got into the spirit with the range of different costumes – we had just over 300 students taking part,” she said.

The event raised £1,182 to be split equally between SNAP and the school’s PE department extra curriculum budget.

Headteacher Carole Herman said: “It’s very important for the school to play an active part in supporting the local community and SNAP is a cause we all believe in.”

By George!
Teenager’s Quiz Night is unquestionably a hit

One pupil at St John Payne School in Chelmsford went the extra mile for SNAP by organising a special quiz evening.

George, 15, not only made sure the event took place, he took on the role of quiz master and helped write the questions for the friends, family, fellow pupils and staff who attended. He also arranged for live music from the Showchoir in Chelmsford on the night, as well as producing publicity material for the event and talking directly to local businesses, asking for raffle prizes.

The result was a fantastic £1,150 raised for SNAP, which George and mum Anne were delighted to present to the charity at its Warley centre.

“We decided on a Quiz Night because George has a special interest in them and we wanted to do something that he could personally be involved in,” said Anne.

The event was held in the run up to World Autism Awareness Week and Anne said SNAP’s role in helping young people with autism made the charity a worthy recipient of money raised by the Quiz Night.  The National Autistic Society also benefitted from the evening.

“SNAP has been a major influence on our lives and their positive guidance over the years has taught us to embrace the differences that autism brings,” she said.

SNAP’s Fundraising Co-ordinator, Robert Dennis, said, “George put a huge amount of work into the Quiz Night and the success of the event, and the fantastic amount of money raised, would not have happened without George.”

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