Save the Children’s Den Day returns for 2017

Save the Children’s Den Day, an educational interactive fundraising event for schools, is returning for a third year on Friday 16 June 2017.

Den Day calls on schools to join in with a creative, fun adventure as pupils build dens together and raise money to ensure children have a safe place to sleep and play. In 2016, 600,000 children signed up to take part, helping to raise funds to support Save the Children’s work helping vulnerable children across the world. 

Schools can sign up at to receive fundraising kits containing everything they need to hold a fun-filled day in the summer term. The kit includes posters, stickers, den ideas and great teaching resources to easily link Den Day into the curriculum and schools plans.

Teaching resources are designed to fit with the key stages 1 and 2 curriculum, encouraging creativity and teamwork, while pupils learn about the challenges that some children face around the world, and how their fundraising will help. 

Schools can raise money however they like – helping pupils get sponsored for their den-building or simply asking all pupils to make a donation for taking part – there are lots of ideas in the free fundraising kit.

Right now, millions of children do not have a safe place to sleep or play. Many have been forced to flee their homes by natural disasters or war. Others end up living rough on the streets because of poverty, abuse or neglect. Save the Children does whatever it takes to reach children caught up in conflict, fleeing war or persecution, or living rough on the street.

Save the Children UK’s Interim Head of Community Giving, Vicky Fallon said:

“We were amazed at the incredible response from children who took part in Den Day 2016 to raise money for Save the Children. We hope to make 2017 even bigger and better with more children taking part in schools across the UK.  By designing their dream den and raising money in their own unique way, school children taking part in Save the Children’s Den Day can help transform children’s lives.”

Build dens. Raise money. Help build a better world.

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