Hi, I'm Zak the Zebra - mascot for road safety charity Brake.
Welcome to my fundraising page for schools!
Below are some of my ideas on how you can raise money and help Brake care for families bereaved in road crashes, but feel free to come up with your own.
Fundraising is a great way to get the whole school involved with your campaign or event, such as a Beep Beep! Day or Road Safety Week.
As well as supporting a worthy cause, it also helps children understand the concept of helping others, while creating empathy for those less fortunate.
You can invite me to attend your school here or visit my page.
And make sure you send me your lovely photos via email, Twitter or Facebook.
THANK YOU AND GOOD LUCK!
Wear Your Stripes Day
This is a fantastic new dress-down day where you can get your children and staff to dress like me!
Get them to swap their school uniform for fun, bright, stripy clothes in exchange for a donation to Brake.
Almost everyone has something striped in their wardrobe and you can accessorise by printing off my Zak mask.
Simply download my poster to put on display around the school and use our template letter to send home to parents. For more information about Wear Your Stripes Days and to register to take part, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note to educators: this is a great way to support your activities for Road Safety Week 2017.
Bake for Brake
Grab your aprons and make some delicious treats to sell during or after school!
Baking is one of the simplest things in the world and everyone loves a biscuit or cupcake, particularly if they know their extra calorie intake is all in a good cause. You can have your own one-off sale, tie it in with my Wear Your Stripes Day or sell tasty treats during a big event such as a school fete, coffee morning or disco.
I've given some classic recipes a road safety twist to give you a start:
My yummy Traffic Light Biscuits can help remind kids about safe crossing places.
My Road Safety Cup Cakes can be decorated to look like mini zebras.
I'm heading back to the kitchen to come up with some new recipes, so watch this space...
Sweepstakes are an easy and fun way of raising money within your staffroom.
Choose an event or competition to base your sweepstake on; get people to pay a set amount to enter and draw names out of a hat; give half the money collected to the winner and half to Brake.
For more ideas or to request a specific sweepstake pack, visit Brake's sweepstake page.
Check out our other fundraising ideas
- Join us on a sponsored walk - a stroll around the local park with toddlers or a climb up a mountain, the choice is yours.
- Collect for Brake - show your support and set up a collection box
- Fun Fundraising - some more fun ideas for the office or in your community.
How do I donate?
To donate the funds you raise from your event, simply use the button at the top of this website or use the paying-in slip provided by Brake. You can also call 01484 559909 to pay by credit card over the phone or send a cheque, made payable to Brake, to PO Box 548, Huddersfield, HD1 2XZ.