Hold a fundraising event at your school, college or University and you’ll not only raising awareness around autism, but crucially you’ll also be raising vital funds to help those living with autism throughout the North East.

We know that you’re an imaginative bunch bursting with your own fantastic fundraising ideas, from the weird to the wonderful, whatever you’ve got planned we’re here to support you every step of the way.

We can offer advice and guidance on your fundraising plans and supply fundraising materials from posters and collection tins. Most importantly of all, we’ll provide encouragement along the way.

Taking part in challenges or organising your own charity day – many of which can be linked to parts of the syllabus and assessment criteria and be included on UCAS forms and CVs.

We also offer assembly talks to primary and secondary schools, so if you would like us to come along to an assembly then please get in touch with us via email to organise your talk.

Why not check out our suggestions to get your mind buzzing? You can tailor these ideas or use them for inspiration.

Does your School have the X-Factor?

School concerts and talent shows are a popular way for everyone to show off their skills, whether it’s musical talent, comedy impressions or spinning plates. You could even have some of your scariest teachers donning their best Simon Cowell trousers and judging the acts. Get everyone to pay an entry fee to come and watch - a clap-o-meter could help with the judges’ decision.

Get Creative

Ask students to produce their very own masterpieces and then auction off the artwork to parents and friends at a fun evening event.

Charity Ribbons

Your pupils and staff can sell our charity ribbons your school from our boxes.

Strut your Stuff

Organise a fabulous fashion show and ask spectators for a donation on the door. Students could design the outfits or you could opt for a wacky worst dressed theme with wigs, feather boas and big baggy trousers – it’s sure to be a hit.

Is the next Masterchef in your class?

Whether you hold a bake-a-thon, a cake making competition or a tea party in the playground, this is a great way to raise funds and get everyone to improve their baking skills at the same time. For a healthy challenge, you could put fruit kebabs, tasty smoothies or yummy muffins on the menu instead. Don’t forget to check if anyone has a nut allergy before you add any nutty ingredients!

Why not add blue colouring to your creations during April for WAAM (World Autism Awareness Month)

Charity of the Year

Get to know us well and get involved, see what we do.

Non-uniform / dressing up days

Pay a fine if you do, pay a fine if you don’t!

During April - dress up Blue for 'World Autism Awareness Month'

Quiz nights

Families, children and staff can test their mettle and raise much needed funds.

Sponsored activities

Maths challenge, spelling bee, cycle ride, walk or even a sponsored silence!

Let the Fundraising Team know about your event or if you want any advice:

Call the team on 0191 410 9974 or email