Macmillan Cancer Support’s programme for schools


Spring into action!
With the winter holidays now firmly behind us, and the promise of warm weather just around the corner, now is the perfect time to leap into action and sign up for Macmillan Cancer Support’s Big Sports Day.

And if you’ve already registered your school – thank you very much. You will receive your full Event pack in April, containing everything you need to make your event a roaring success.

What’s it all about?
The Big Sports Day gives your pupils the opportunity to take part in fun, sporting activities while raising invaluable funds to help the two million people living with cancer in the UK today. Simply hold your sports day (or PE lesson or lunchtime club) as usual and incorporate a fundraising challenge for Macmillan.

The sky’s the limit
When it comes to fundraising activities, the possibilities are endless, but the results are clear – and whether your school raises £30 or £300, you’ll be providing much needed help and support to adults and children affected by cancer. Check out our website for some exciting ideas such as sponsored star-jumps, Frisbee rallies or 2km runs. And remember staff and parents can get involved too!

From sport to support
Don’t let the finishing line be the end of your work on healthy living and cancer awareness. Macmillan has developed two quality teaching packs that will support your PSHE lessons at any time of the year.

With links to all UK National Curricula and Welsh language downloads available, you’ll be able to deliver accurate cancer information with confidence and discuss the importance of making informed lifestyle choices.

Beth Tweddle, Olympic gymnast

“The Big Sports Day is a really fun way to get active and make a difference to thousands of lives. Every penny you raise will help Macmillan provide life-changing services to people with cancer, their family and friends.”
Beth Tweddle, Olympic gymnast.

To register, or find out more, visit our website,

or call 0845 601 1716

Macmillan Cancer Support, registered charity in England and Wales (261017), Scotland (SCO39907) and the Isle of Man (604). A company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales company number 2400969. Isle of Man company number 4694F.
Registered office: 89 Albert Embankment, London SE1 7UQ.

Big Sports Day Trophy