Template letter to write to schools

We’d love to have a record number of schools take part in Wear a Funky Scarf Day in January 2019.

But, with many schools/colleges planning their fundraising activities for the year prior to the summer break, we need to make contact now!

Could you help by inviting your local school to get involved?

Schools are much more likely to get involved if a parent  / grand-parent or member of the school community asks them to consider taking part.

There is a template letter below which can be used for the basis of your approach if you wish.  Or you may prefer to have a chat with the head-teacher (we can provide leaflet on Charity Link or any supporting materials you’d like).

Thank you so much for your support!


Template letter

Dear [head teacher]

As a [parent of a child at the school etc.] I am writing to ask if you would consider supporting Charity Link’s fundraising event, ‘Wear a Funky Scarf Day’, which takes place on Friday 25th January 2019.

I am a supporter of local charity Charity Link (which was presented with the ‘Not For Profit Organisation’ Award in the Leicester Mercury Business Awards in recognition of its work earlier this year). Charity Link supports people in hardship throughout Leicester, Leicestershire, Rutland and Northamptonshire by providing essential items, including food, clothing (including school uniforms), beds and cookers. A third of those receiving Charity Link’s help are children and young people.

Wear a Funky Scarf Day is part of the charity’s activities for Poverty Action Week (21st – 27th January 2019). It is easy to support event and great fun, but it also has a serious message (many of the people Charity Link supports struggle to keep warm over winter or have to make very difficult decisions, such as choosing between ‘eating or heating’).

To take part everyone simply chooses their favourite or most funky scarf to wear on the day (or can have fun decorating an old scarf) and gives a donation (such as 50p or £1) to support Charity Link’s work.

Charity Link can provide leaflets, posters and stickers to support the day. You can also use a different date to run Wear a Funky Scarf Day if 25th 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!

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

I do hope you’d like to get involved.

[Your sign off]