Get ready to Brighten Up at school

19 September 2019

This Harvest Fast Day your school fundraising is helping communities lift themselves out of poverty.

Millions of families around the world do not have enough food and children miss out on school. Your support is helping to change this.

Find school fundraising resources for Harvest 

Join our Harvest festival and help build a brighter world, free from poverty. Your school fundraiser could be as simple as dressing up in bright clothes, strapping a willing teacher to the wall, or holding a bright cake sale!

Harvest Fast Day resources and tips

Here are our top tips to help you organise your own bright fundraiser on Friday 4 October:

1) Watch and share our film  

Getting involved with Brighten Up is easy! Share our primary film or our film for young people in assembly and book in a bright fundraiser on or around 4 October.

2) Use our Brighten Up resources

Browse our Harvest resources to find school fundraising ideas for children and young people.

3) Book a CAFOD visitor

Our CAFOD speakers visited over 1,000 schools last year to deliver assemblies and workshops. Book a visitor for your school.

4) Order posters and stickers for your event

Visit the CAFOD shop to order more posters, stickers and collection envelopes to use for your Brighten Up event or project.

5) Share your story

We want to celebrate your achievements! Send your Brighten Up stories to or tag @CAFOD on Twitter and Instagram.

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