We’re determined to give every child in this country the greatest possible chance in life. Because no child should feel alone.



Right now in England, there are children who feel unsafe, unloved, and like they simply don’t matter. As funding for children’s services and essential family support is cut, life is getting tougher for millions of young people. They’re experiencing issues like poor mental health, poverty, sexual and criminal exploitation, and coping with parental alcoholism.

We provide direct support to thousands of young people each year, and change the lives of millions more through lobbying the Government. We can only do this thanks to your generous support.

Contact us:

Phone: 0300 303 7000

Email: student.fundraising@childrenssociety.org.uk

I want my fundraising to give other children a chance to live in a better place, feel safe and have hope and love that I received as a child
— previous marathon participant

Supporting you to reach your target

By taking on a challenge for us, you’re doing something amazing, and we’re so grateful! We have over 6 years experience of supporting students to smash their fundraising targets, so we’ll help you get to yours with ease. Our student team will deliver a fundraising workshop to make sure you have all the inspiration and information you need to plan great fundraising events.

Our supporter engagement team are always there on the end of the phone, email, and Facebook messenger to answer any questions and make sure you feel prepared. You’ll also have the support of our 8,000-strong volunteer community across the country to help inspire people in your area to donate to your cause.

Supporting you as a Challenge Leader

As a challenge leader, you are making an incredible contribution to the lives of vulnerable young people in this country. Your challenge will be supporting vulnerable young people who are being exploited, facing mental health issues, or caring for loved ones. It will make such a big difference to their lives. 

You’ll be fully trained in how to speak about our work with passion and authority. We’ll also make sure you know all the ins and outs of looking after your team, from talk about tricky topics, to using different leadership styles. You’ll be rewarded for your hard work with a generous discount of up to 50% off your fundraising, as well as a very exclusive The Children’s Society sweatshirt!

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When you’re ready to book on for your challenge you can opt to fundraise for TCS on one of our open trips. Take a look on the challenge landing page for more details and dates.

Still unsure about which charity to fundraise for?

If you’re still unsure of which charity to choose to support, that’s not a problem! We’d recommend getting in touch with each charity that you’d like to support. They’ll be able to discuss how they’ll be able to support you on your journey, and what your money will be going towards.