When it comes to raising money for SNAP and volunteering for the charity, Essex youngsters are already proving they are in a class of their own by organising events and spending time at our SNAP centre in Brentwood.
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.
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.
A SNAP representative can 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. We can also provide an inspiring film to watch, bringing SNAP alive to a young audience.
We can also supply information on SNAP to your school for promoting your fundraising activities.
“SNAP is always on the lookout for enthusiastic schools and students who want to support a good cause,”
says Robert Dennis, SNAP’s Fundraising Co-ordinator.
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.”
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.”