The General Teaching Council for Scotland

Fundraising heroes wanted

Cash for Kids is encouraging schools to don their superhero alter egos to raise funds for children and schools in Scotland

 Based across five areas of Scotland, Cash for Kids supports local children, charities, schools, projects and community groups, to ensure children living in poverty, suffering from life-limiting illness and with additional support needs have the opportunity to live their lives to the full and realise their individual potential.

Friday 10 May marks Superhero Day and the charity wants as many schools as possible to get involved and dressed up, to raise funds to help local children. The event is a great way for schools to have some fun and raise funds and you don’t have to stop at dressing up. Why not hold a bake sale with some super themed cakes and treats or even a superhero mask making competition? Whatever you decide to do will have a real impact on children in your local area. Last year, the event raised £710,000 across the UK.

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Supporting local children is an essential part of what Cash for Kids does, meaning that every penny raised locally stays locally. A minimum of 80p of every £1 goes direct to children, guaranteeing that your fundraising is helping those on your doorstep.

Cash for Kids also funds schools through their quarterly grant giving. Schools can apply to Cash for Kids for funding of specialist equipment, breakfast clubs, or other support for children who are disadvantaged.

More information

If you would like to support Cash for Kids with their upcoming Superhero Day on Friday 10 May, or if you would like more information about applying for a grant, please contact Alice Edwards at Radio Forth’s Cash for Kids in Edinburgh at or on 0131 475 1300.