Local schools can host their very own Leeds United fundraising events.
The Leeds United Foundation are offering local schools the opportunity to host action packed fundraising events that will help to engage, motivate and inspire students.
There are currently two different options available to help raise funds for both the school and charity, dependent on the level of funds you are looking to raise and amount of input you’d like from staff at the Foundation.
The simplest initiative is holding a ‘Blue, White and Yellow Day’ with young students asked to bring a minimum donation (suggested £2) with the chance to wear the club colours to school for the day, as part of the activity there can also be a best dressed competition with the club able to offer a variety of prizes.
Alternatively, you could host a full day of sports activities involving every class throughout the day – this can be delivered by teachers or coaches with the charity. Students would be asked to fill out a sponsor form to take part in a penalty shootout or footballing challenge at some point throughout the day, with an itinerary for the day organised by Leeds United Foundation staff. Each child that takes part in the sponsored activity will also be entered into a raffle with the chance to win plenty of prizes, including; match tickets, merchandise, stadium tour etc.
All of the funds raised from the activity chosen will be split between the school and the Leeds United Foundation and each school has the option to then either spend funds on key educational materials or back with the club’s official charity with a number of different options available, such as; group stadium tours, sports day delivery, collapsed curriculum/take-over days etc.
Staff and coaches from the Foundation will be on hand to support and help the delivery of the chosen activity throughout and will attend an assembly in the week leading up to the event with a special guest appearance from Leeds United mascot, Lucas the Kop Cat. This will help to get the children excited and motivated and is the perfect chance to tell the pupils all about their fun day ahead.
For more information on the different options available to schools in the local community, please contact Thomas.Mcstravick@leedsunited.com or phone 07701342567.