We’re delighted to invite you to become part of our extended fundraising team.

As part of your live events module, we're giving you the opportunity to showcase your skills, talents and ideas to design and run an event or series of events on behalf of Railway Children.

Ideas to get you started

Ideas to get you started
  • Music or band nights at your fellow student's favourite venues.
  • Fashion shows: make it extra fun and invite people to design the most outlandish outfits possible.
  • Pamper and exam se-stress evenings
  • Fun runs, sports matches and zumbathons!
  • Mass sleep outs: challenge your friends and lecturers to spend a night on the streets.
  • Comedy evenings.

These are just suggestions to get you started, but don't let them limit you if you have great ideas of your own. You can make your event as big as possible by involving the university and local community.

What's in it for you?

Last year we had six university groups holding various fundraising events for us, including music and comedy nights, exam de-stress evenings, tea parties and Zumbathons!

We're offering you a great opportunity to work alongside an international charity and learn from an experienced events team. No matter what you choose to do, it's important to us that you gain as much experience as possible and put into practice everything you've learnt to really explore your skills and ideas.

We'll provide:

A dedicated point of contact at the charity
Support, advice and feedback throughout the module and event
Fundraising materials for your event inc.
Collecting buckets
Balloons and more!

We will also endevour to attend your event where possible.

You'll experience...

Project management
Financial management
Client liaison
Corporate partnership
Risk management
Raising sponsorship
Building relationship
Social media

In an ever competitive job market, managing and running your own event will look great on your CV and put you ahead of others when applying for jobs.

Getting started:

For further information and support, contact Lindsay Gardner at l.gardner@railwaychildren.org.uk or call 01270 757596.