Get your class learning about sensory differences and the impact of sight loss. Our free lesson plans (EYFS/Foundations Stage and KS1-4/P1-7/S1-4), films, quizzes, braille alphabet sheets and activities will help your pupils gain an empathy and understanding of visual impairment.
Schools and groups fundraising
There are lots of fundraising activities suitable for children, schools and uniform groups. Create your own event, or celebrate the brilliance of braille by going all dotty for a good cause.
If you’re looking for fundraising ideas, inspiration or educational fun for your children, whether it’s at home, in school or as part of a social or uniform group, our fundraising guide has everything you need to kick-start your fundraising.
Register your interest and access materials to help you with your school or group with their fundraising activity.
Anything that is dotty and can attract people to donate to your cause is great! The most popular events are:
Wearing dots: Ask your pupils, club leader or colleagues to join you and dress in dots for the day and ask everyone taking part to donate a suggested amount.
Baking dots: Get creative with chocolate chips or arty with smarties, and hold a cake sale at your school, club or work. Think dotty tablecloths, cups and saucers and some delectable delights to sell.
Exploring dots: If you’re a teacher, or if you run a children’s club or society, why not help your young charges discover facts about blindness and braille with our lesson plans, braille games and more? Activities can be combined with baking and/or wearing dots, and children and parents can also fundraise by asking friends and family for sponsorship.
Playing dots: Challenge your friends and colleagues to a ‘dot games tournament’ using dominoes, darts, draughts, hoopla, Connect 4 (registered sign), bingo, Twister (registered sign) or hula hooping.
Designing dots: If you’re a member of a knitting or sewing group why not create some dotty items you could sell? Paint people’s nails and ask for a donation, or print some t-shirts with dots to sell, maybe with names in braille.
How to promote your event:
- When you register your interest, you will have access to media information, templates and our hashtag.
- Be sure to contact your local newspapers and radio stations - hitting the headlines can help you raise more vitally needed funds.
- Social media is a great place to promote your events. Don't forget to like us and post your pictures using #dotsraiselots on Facebook and Twitter. We'd love to see any photos or updates on how you're getting on.
Discover the different ways you can get involved:
Run engaging and practical sessions about sight loss and the senses. Our ideas and materials for sensory games, braille-based activities will help educate whilst ensuring fun is had by all!
Looking for fun ways to bring your colleagues together, or maybe some team bonding? Look no further and get your office involved with one of our dotty ideas – whether it’s a dress up day, bake sale or games tournament – there is something for everyone!
Register your interest today to get access to our free resources, perfect if you’re part of a school, a children’s club, or society, or if you’re planning to hold your dotty event at your workplace. We’ll also equip you with all the relevant information and stats you need to speak about sight loss.
Once you have held your Dots Raise Lots event, don't forget to send in the money you've raised.