Fundraising at your school
Raising money isn't only incredibly important to make sure we exist to keep campaigning for human rights - it can also be lots of fun!
Donations - from big to very small - fund all of our work, from researching and documenting abuses in crisis zones and conflicts, to campaigning for change that protects our rights here in the UK and in many countries around the world. Our young supporters are some of our best fundraisers.
Six ways you can raise funds for human rights
There are loads of ways you can fundraise for Amnesty. The more creative the better! But if you're struggling to get started, here's some ideas to get your imagination flowing.
1. Give it up for human rights
We're encouraging all of our young supporters to take part in our new youth fundraising initiative Give it up for human rights. The concept is simple: get sponsored to 'give up' one of the your rights for the day in solidarity with others who have no choice.
Give it up is a great way to learn about human rights and support those who have their rights denied at the same time.
2. Put on a gig at your school
Make the most of the talent at your school but organising a live music event or talent show. Read how Hannah and Katie's Jamnesty raised £450
3. Hold an AmnesTea bake sale
Everyone likes cake so make the most of this by organising a fundraising cake sale, or AmnesTea, as we call them here at Amnesty.
4. Have a non-uniform day
Ask your head teacher if the proceeds of you school's next non-uniform day can go to Amnesty.
5. Run a quiz night
Quiz night: hold a quiz night for parents and teachers with proceeds going to Amnesty.
6. Hold a raffle
Ask local business to donate prizes and hold a raffle at your school.
- Order fundraising resources - we've got stickers collecting tins and much much more
- Read our Schools and Youth Groups Fundraising Guidelines (PDF)
Get in touch with us if you need any advice along the way.
After the event
Don't forget to say a big 'thank you' to everyone who helped and tell them how much you raised.
Do get in touch to let us know how you get on afterwards - your event could feature on our website or in our next mailing to youth groups around the UK!
How to send us the money you raise
Write a note with your group name and address, and how you raised the money.
We love to see our fabulous fundraisers in action so please include a photo of your event or email it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org (make sure you have permission from everyone in the photo for Amnesty to publish it in print and online).
Make your cheque or postal order payable to Amnesty International, and post the whole lot to us at:
The Human Rights Action Centre
17-25 New Inn Yard
London EC2A 3EA
If you have any questions or want some advice, get in touch with Richard Glynn, our Community Fundraising Coordinator.
Phone: 020 7033 1650