Willow Wood Hospice has a fantastic relationship with schools throughout Tameside and Glossop and enjoys tremendous support from them. Whatever your school’s involvement, everyone will benefit from learning about the work of the Hospice in our community, and how they can help.

Invite Willow Wood to your school assembly

The Hospice is often asked to visit schools or host a tour group of children at the Hospice so that they can learn from an early age what a Hospice is all about and how their fundraising efforts can really help.


The Hospice gets involved in a range of citizenship events at local schools, getting students talking about the importance of supporting local charities, volunteering and careers in Hospices.

Schools Fundraising

There are lots of ways in which your school can get involved with the Hospice from organising your own fundraising, to taking part in one of our own organised events. Why not run your own cake sale, organise a sponsored walk or hold a non-uniform day to raise funds for Willow Wood?

We also run several activities throughout the year, just for schoolchildren. We have our ‘Go Green’ day where we urge schools to literally go green for a day. Face painting, green clothes and green coloured cakes are amongst some of the ideas that schools have come up with.

Schools Project

We invite local schools to attend the Day Hospice for a number of weeks. The pupils are able to work with our patients on small activities, and present their ideas at the end of the course.

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Shining Stars

We are delighted to announce our new initiative for schools, youth groups and young peoples organisations.

Many young people and schools already help raise money for the hospice which is well needed and much appreciated. We want to give something back, to say THANK YOU and to build on our community relationships and partnerships. We want young people to enjoy fundraising for their local hospice, understand the value of helping other people and feel proud of their achievements.

We have created a series of ‘Shining Stars’ awards based on how much your school, class, year, group or organisation can raise for Willow Wood. This can be based on a one off event or activity or could be funds raised over a period of time.

For full information download a 'Shining Stars' pack here.


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