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Silver Smarties fundraiser

Silver Smarties is a simple fundraiser. Give parents and children (and anyone else who would like to be involved) a tube of Smarties and ask them to return the tube, filled with 20p pieces, by a certain date.

Save money by buying packs of Smarties in bulk from a wholesaler, helping your profits go further. Booker sells a 48-tube pack for £19.79 (incl. VAT), working out at 41p per tube. Or source offers on Smarties in supermarkets, such as four tubes for £1.

Give participants several weeks to fill up their tubes, as well as a deadline to get them back to you. Send out reminders via letters sent home, email, and social media during those weeks... you don't want the Smarties eaten and the tubes ending up in the bin.

Each Smarties tube will take £12-worth of 20p pieces, so if 30 of your supporters fill theirs up, that's over £340 profit... A great return for very little effort!

Poem publicity

To really capture the attention of the children, print a poem onto stickers and attach to your Smartie tubes. Ask them to complete tasks/chores/activities to earn 20p from friends and family. If not, we've provided a more general poem you can use and send out to anyone, getting adults involved, too!

We've given you these Smarties to eat
But the empty tube you must keep
For every task done, earn 20p
It's up to you to earn your fee
Fill up your tube, right to the top
Return in three weeks for our charity pot!

or

We've given you these Smarties to eat
But the empty tube you must keep
20p pieces are what you must find
Ask friends and family, they won't mind
Fill up your tube, right to the top
Return in three weeks and we'll collect the lot!

Based on a poem shared by Syreeta Oakes.


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