Schools, Colleges & University fundraising

Find out how your students, staff, and the wider community can support LOROS, and how we can support you too.


Learn, support, give back

We know that teachers are very busy people – that’s why when you support LOROS, we support you!

We can provide learning workshops which link to the national curriculum, helping students have informative and educative class discussions, whilst our fundraising projects also link to your curriculum priorities too.

Why choose LOROS?

By choosing LOROS, you’ll be helping us support adults with life limiting illnesses and their families across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

What’s more, you and your students will get to hear all about the amazing impact of your fundraising through regular updates from us, including visits to your school or group from our Supporter Engagement Coordinator. 

What's in it for you?

  • Community spirit 

  • Transferable skills 

  • Links to the curriculum 

  • Support, time and resources

  • Lionel is here to help too 

  • Childhood bereavement training 

How you can get involved 

Your support is very important to us and there are so many ways you can get involved on a small, medium or even huge scale! 

Choose a fundraising toolkit

We would love to hear about your fundraising ideas and support you with your event. Simply complete our online form to let us know what you have planned.

Why don’t you pick LOROS as your Charity of the year or term!

We’d love for you to consider choosing LOROS as your Charity of the Year or Term.

Working together with LOROS gives children and young people the opportunity to a difference, no matter how big or small. When you choose LOROS as your Charity of the Year or Term, you will be part of something amazing. Engage children and young people as they learn about our charity, the importance of fundraising and the local community.

What’s more, you will have a dedicated member of the fundraising team who will support you through the academic year to plan and organise your fundraising events and workshops, and link fundraising to the curriculum.

Did you know our special mascot Lionel can visit your school or event?

How to sign up?

  1. You can email us directly using the details provided or send a "Tell Us About Your Event" sign up form.

  2. Once we have received your sign up, we'll call to arrange a meeting to get you started.

  3. Start fundraising! It’s that simple.

Secondary schools

For secondary school pupils, how about running your very own Apprentice style competition? Challenge groups of students to come up with a product they can sell in school to raise money or plan an event that the rest of the school can attend. Our team are on hand to support this, as well as connect you to local businesses and experts who may wish to connect with you!

How about a teacher vs pupil bleep test challenge? This is a great fun way to get everyone involved in something physical as well as raise funds. Pupils donate a fee to challenge teachers in the traditional Bleep Test – if the pupil wins, the teacher has to stump up a forfeit donation!

Do you have static gym equipment available on site? Why not set a goal such as 100 miles and get the pupils to be sponsored for static cycling the distance? If you would like to do such a challenge but don’t have the right equipment, get in touch. LOROS has a rowing machine, static bike and a treadmill which we can loan out for these types of events.

Running the Duke of Edinburgh Award? Contact us about how we can support your students in their volunteering.

So what are you waiting for? Let’s get together and start fundraising!

Further Education

Student-led fundraising is so important to us and we would love to work with you on your ideas. Whether it is a comedy night, fancy dress bucket collection or a physical challenge, we are here to support you.

Are you interested in organising a physical challenge such as cycling as a team? Then look no further! We have a static bike, rowing machine and a treadmill available for use by groups to fundraise for LOROS. Get in touch with us to find out how to book these out.

What’s in it for me? We know that your time is precious and there is a lot to cram in when you are studying. However, fundraising and volunteering has its benefits!

  • A great addition to your CV – this shows future employers that you are a community spirited person and demonstrates initiative.

  • Develops entrepreneurship skills – planning an event takes a lot of different skills which you can carry into your long-term career.

  • Meet new people – connecting to like minded people when you are starting out in your studies will really help you settle in where you are, and may help you find life long friends!

Our team are happy to visit Fresher’s Week to talk about the work we do or to promote the volunteering opportunities available to you.

Why not nominate LOROS as your university’s RAG charity this year? We can provide bespoke support, regular updates and visits to the hospice (COVID restrictions allowing) to show you where your support is going.

Fundraising code of practice

All fundraising done by, on behalf of, or in aid of a charity is regulated by the Fundraising Regulator’s Code of Fundraising Practice. For more details on how this affects you as a supporter please download our factsheet or contact us at

We also ask you to complete this short form to let us know about the money you raise and spend in your activity.

For anyone hesitant about attending bereavement counselling don’t be. After a few sessions, the councillor feels like a best friend; it feels like a family here at LOROS.


My school was saying that I could come and help at LOROS and I thought it would be great to come and help people who are in their last days, I thought it would be a really good thing to do.

LOROS, Groby Road, Leicester LE3 9QE
Fundraising Regulator