Get involved

Fundraise at school

There are lots of fun ways to raise funds and awareness for MND New Zealand with your school. Every action, big or small, helps us to make a difference to the lives of people diagnosed with MND and their families.

We’ve put together a list of fundraising ideas and other ways you can get your school involved. We’d love to hear your plans! Let us know what you’re thinking of doing and receive fundraising support from MND New Zealand.

Here are just a few ways you and your school can get involved and raise money in support of MND New Zealand:

Challenge the principal

Get your principal on board to complete a challenge if a fundraising goal is met (dye their hair a fun colour, take on the ice bucket challenge, get slimed etc.) Students can either vote for their favourite idea by donating, or simply donate to reach the fundraising goal as soon as possible.

End of term party or school fȇte

Why not run a stall or organise a raffle at your end-of-term party or school fȇte? You could even try something really challenging like persuading your teachers to help you raise money for charity by getting slimed at the event if you hit a certain fundraising target!

Sports tournament

Hold an inter-class rounders, football, or netball tournament. Encourage your teachers to form a team and take on a team of pupils. Ask for donations from spectators or charge a small entry fee per team.

Put on a talent contest or play

Showcase your amazing singing, dancing, magic skills and more. Charge parents an entry fee to see the performance.

Parents’ quiz night or race night

Test your parents’ general knowledge and see how competitive they are. Or if they’re tired of coming in last at quiz night, get them to put on their glad rags and enjoy some recorded horse racing. You can donate a percentage of bets placed or charge an entry fee.

Jumble sale

Gather together old books and toys and hold a sale in the school hall or playground. A great way for unwanted items to be treasured by someone else! You could run your sale like a business, and everyone could take on a role in making it a success.

Get involved with an MND New Zealand campaign

Support MND Action Month or your local Walk to Defeat MND.

Let us know your fundraising plans

Complete this form to let us know your plans and receive support with your fundraising from our friendly team.

There are some guidelines we ask you to follow when fundraising in support of MND New Zealand. Download our Fundraising Guidelines below.

More information

To talk to MND New Zealand about fundraising, please email our Fundraising and Events Coordinator at or phone (09) 624 2148.