Day for Change

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Change starts here!

In 2017, the Day for Change fundraising challenge saw thousands of students in schools across the UK get involved to help malnourished children to grow up healthy and strong.

The challenge was simple: Change something about your school day and collect as much change and cash as possible – helping to keep children safe from hunger.

Every pound raised was be matched by The Power of Nutrition, a charitable foundation, so fundraising went even further for children.

Schools everywhere joined together to share their images and stories of the wonderful fundraising activities at #dayforchange

Can my school still get involved?

We will not be holding Day for Change this year, and instead will be doing the Schools Soccer Aid Playground Challenge. Last year, the big Day for Change took place on Wednesday 24 May 2017, though schools organised fundraising activities until the end of term. If you’d like to get involved with learning and fundraising with Unicef at your school in the 2017/18 academic year, you can:

Watch: Actor and Unicef UK Ambassador Tom Hiddleston says a special thank you to every school who took part in this year's Day for Change appeal.

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Staffroom sweepstake results!

You might have seen Unicef UK supporter Cel Spellman asking you how many coins were in his Day for Change jar. The results are now in – watch this video to see if you guessed right!

How can my school send in the money we’ve raised?

Once you’ve registered your school, you’ll receive a letter with your fundraising pack. This letter will include a unique paying-in slip as well as instructions on how to send in your donations.

If you have not received a welcome letter with a paying-in slip, please complete our ‘sending in your money’ form, which you can download from this page, and either email it to or post to Day for Change, Unicef UK, 1 Westfield Avenue, Stratford, London E20 1HZ. Please state when you transferred your donations, including a note with the name and post code of your school.

For more information on how to get involved, please email or call us on 0300 330 5580.

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