There are lots of ways in which schools can get involved with St Luke’s from organising your own fundraising, to taking part in a St Luke’s event. Whatever your school’s involvement, the students will benefit from learning about the work of St Luke’s Hospice in our community and how they can help others.
Here are just a few ideas to help you get started:
Hold an assembly
Our team regularly visits and speaks at schools and to students of all ages, giving insights into the work of the hospice and how the students can help make a difference. We can tailor an assembly to your needs and requirements or even speak to smaller groups in a more interactive setting.
Visit the hospice
We can arrange to show small groups of students around St Luke's so they can experience first hand some of what St Luke's has to offer. Students can visit the Woodgrange Centre, speak to medical staff and on some occasions we have even arranged a Sound Therapy session for the group.
Organise your own in school fundraising
Run your own cake sale, sponsored walk or non-uniform day to raise funds for St Luke’s. Whatever your idea we’ll be on hand to provide materials, support and advice. Raising just £40 will help one of our patients to be more comfortable by paying for a complementary therapy session.
Join in with our events
Involve the whole school in a fundraising event for the hospice – you could get teachers to skydive, staff teams taking on our Midnight Walk, or have students running in our Santa Dash or the North London Half Marathon Schools Challenge. There is an event to suit everyone and you can find a full list of our upcoming events in our events calendar events calendar.
"Eighty children from St Joseph's Catholic Primary school in Harrow leapt out of bed to take part in the Vitality North London Half Marathon Schools Challenge. Excitement had been building over the last few weeks at the prospect of seeing Mo Farah and running the last mile around the Allianz Stadium, home of Saracens RFC. The children have been running two miles each week in preparation as well as collecting sponsorship for St Luke's Hospice. It was an uplifting experience to see the children so excited."
Sue Mason from St Joseph's Roman Catholic Primary School in Belmont
"It was a fab day; everyone had fun even though it was cold and we all felt like champions.’"
St Jospeh's student Emmeline, aged 8
Throughout the year we have a range of volunteering opportunities for students and are always in need of extra helpers. From helping run stalls our Summer and Christmas Fetes, to putting up signs for our Midnight Walk there is a variety of ways your school can help the hospice.
St Luke’s attends a range of citizenship events at local schools, getting students talking about the importance of supporting local charities, volunteering and careers in hospices.
Get in touch
If you would like to know more about any of the opportunities above or other ways your school can get involved with St Luke’s, contact:
020 8382 8018