Ready, set... Fund Race!
Make a difference with a Guide Dogs assembly and sports challenge that everyone can enjoy
Fund Race is a fun and simple way to raise money for Guide Dogs, whilst also learning about sight loss with the launch of our new assembly downloadable tools including inspiring videos of young people sharing their lived experience.
What is Fund Race?
Fund Race is a learning experience building to a race with a twist - every participant is blindfolded and uses a rope as their guide. All children should be able to take part in every part of school. That’s why we’ve created this fun challenge for children of all ages to enjoy, from nursery to Key-Stage 4.
How to take part
- Plan your Fund Race date.
- Download your free schools pack with everything you need for an inspiring assembly and event.
- Spread the word – make sure everyone knows your efforts to promote accessibility and inclusivity.
- Ask for a donation to take part in Fund Race.
- Pay in your fundraising so we can continue making a massive difference to the lives of children and young people.
Free Fund Race schools pack
Sign up for your free schools pack, which can be downloaded or sent in the post in either English or Welsh language.
- Information about accessibility and inclusion
- Stories of children and young people with sight loss
- Inspiring videos to show your students
- Assembly plans, PowerPoints and activities
- Adnoddau Cymraeg ar gael (our resources are also available in Welsh!)
- As well as lots of simple fundraising ideas!
Put the 'fun' in fundraising
- Ask your Fund Race participants to pay to enter - whether it’s a donation in the bucket or sponsorship, every penny counts.
- Set up a JustGiving page – share your school fundraising page far and wide asking for donations.
- Sell refreshments – running a cake or drink stall during Fund Race is a quick and easy way to boost your funds.
Join Michael Owen in supporting Fund Race
“As a father of a child with a vision impairment, I know all too well how sometimes children with sight loss can feel left out at school. But with Guide Dogs life-changing support, they can learn things in a different way and do all the same things as their friends.” - Michael Owen
Why we need your help
In the UK today, there are around 28,000 children who have a vision impairment. With the right skills, tools and adaptations, children with sight loss can do the same things as everyone else.