How to get involved
Join the volunteering team
Give two hours to a collection in Manchester or Northern Ireland and make a difference to children.
Hold a fundraising activity
What better way to get involved with Childhood Day than with some fun childhood-themed fundraising?
Get a badge
Make sure you get your hands on a Childhood Day badge and stand with us against abuse.
Get your school involved
Support Childhood Day at your school by holding a 'Childhood Heroes' themed fundraising dress up day.
Why get involved this Childhood Day?
1 in 5 children in the UK have suffered abuse. Every day, our pioneering research and life-changing services help protect those children who’ve suffered the awful consequences of abuse and help them to rebuild their lives.
Every pound raised from Childhood Day will help to keep our vital services, Childline and the helpline, running – protecting children from abuse near you.
- £50 could pay to answer 10 calls to our helpline from adults worried about a child.
- £180 could pay for a trained practitioner for one day, helping children get back on track following abuse.
- £400 could pay to answer 100 calls to Childline so we're there for young people when they desperately need us.
Get started with these fundraising ideas
Ready, steady, bake!
Hold a bake sale or tuck shop with all your favourite childhood sweets and bakes, and sell all the goodies for donations.
Guess the childhood photo
Get everyone in your office to bring in a baby picture and organise a game of guess who. Ask everyone to donate to take part.
Hold a childhood quiz
Put a childhood spin on a pub quiz with teams competing to answer past GCSE paper questions, or testing their knowledge of film or music from your childhood. Ask for donations to take part.
Be a childhood hero
Dress up as your childhood hero. Whether it’s a book character or intrepid explorer – let your imagination run wild, just like when you were a child. Everyone donates to take part.
Throw a street party
Make it childhood-themed – complete with nostalgic food, drink and childhood activities. Ask for donations to attend, or take part in activities.
Go back to your digital-free childhood days, and challenge yourself to a sponsored digital detox.