Template letter for schools

Wear a Funky Scarf Day is designed with nurseries, schools and colleges throughout Leicester, Leicestershire, Rutland and Northants in mind – but, as they often receive so many requests for support, having a staff member, parent or other person linked to the school suggest involvement in Wear a Funky Scarf Day can really make the difference between them getting involved or not!  For this reason we would be so grateful if you could make an approach on our behalf.

We have drafted a template letter which you can use as a way of contacting them.

You can download this here or copy the wording below. Please feel free to edit this for your own personal approach.

Thank you for your support.


Suggested Letter Copy

Dear [head teacher]

As a [parent of a child at the school / local resident etc.] and a supporter of local charity, Charity Link, I am writing to ask if you would consider supporting the charity’s forthcoming fundraising event, ‘Wear a Funky Scarf Day’, which takes place on Friday 24th January 2020.

If you are not aware of the charity’s work, Charity Link supports people in hardship throughout Leicester, Leicestershire, Rutland and Northamptonshire. It helps to ensure that everyone has the basics in life, no matter what crisis, illness, disability or difficulty they may be experiencing and provides essential items, including food, clothing – such as school uniforms – beds, cookers, and also grants for heating. A third of those receiving Charity Link’s help are children and young people.

Wear a Funky Scarf Day is Charity Link’s annual fundraising dress up day.  It is easy to support and aims to be fun, although it has a serious message (many of the people that Charity Link supports struggle to keep warm over winter or have to make very difficult decisions, such as choosing between ‘eating or heating’).

To get involved the school community simply comes to school on Friday 24th January wearing their favourite or most funky scarf and gives a donation (such as 50p or £1) to support Charity Link’s work.  Some choose to organise extra fundraising activities on the day.

Charity Link can provide leaflets, posters, balloons and stickers to support the day. You can also choose a different date to run your own Wear a Funky Scarf Day if 24th January is not convenient.

Due to the unique way in which Charity Link works (for every £10 it receives it can raise £50 from charitable trusts – all of that £50 goes to provide essential items for people in need) if the school raises £100, you will actually help to provide £500 worth of support to make a difference to vulnerable local people!

You can find out more about Charity Link and the people your support will help at www.charity-link.org and all the details of Wear a Funky Scarf Day at www.charity-link.org/wear-a-funky-scarf-day

The charity would love to hear from you if you can pledge your support and would be more than happy to mention your involvement on their social media pages (photos are gratefully received too). Please contact Rachel Markham at Charity Link (email: rachel.markham@charity-link.org or call 0116 222 2218.

Thank you for your consideration

[Your sign off]