Fruit and vegetables are the building blocks of a healthy diet – are your children getting their five-a-day?

Get Fruity! is our year-round fundraising and awareness campaign with a fruity twist. By getting involved you’ll be encouraging children to eat well from an early age, helping them develop healthy habits that could help reduce their risk of developing cancer later in life.

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How do I get involved?

There's tons of ways of getting involved in Get Fruity!, from dressing up as your favourite fruit to holding a fruit-themed sports day. Whatever you choose to do, you'll be raising vital funds to help reduce the number of people affected by cancer.

Sign up now and we'll send you a strawberry jam-packed Get Fruity! kit, full of fundraising ideas, helpful hints and tips galore, plus lesson plans and sticker sheets if you're fundraising as a school.

You can organise your Get Fruity! day whenever it suits you – simply request your free fundraising kit and away you man-go!

We’ve also got lots of ideas about holding a Get Fruity! event at your workplace.

How will my support help?

25 pounds
covers the cost of providing a health professional with a pack of cancer prevention resources and tools to help them when talking with patients about reducing their risk of developing cancer. 
150 pounds funds a scientist to carry out a day of life-saving cancer prevention research, which will help shape the future of cancer research.
1,000 pound allows us to continue delivering our online cancer prevention workshop to up to 250 community health workers every year, increasing their awareness of and confidence in talking about cancer prevention.
3,000 pounds covers the gross salary for a month of an experienced scientist working on a grant study. Supporting the development of these studies allows us to understand better the biology of cancer by, for example, helping us find out how specific nutrients might affect cancer cells.

How have other people got involved?

Need some inspiration? Why not follow the example of the children at Brimington Manor Infant and Nursery School near Chesterfield in Derbyshire who raised an incredible £2,080 in 2016 with their Get Fruity! Event.

Brimington Manor

Children first took part in a sponsored skip, with family and friends donating money for every jump completed in two minutes. The following day at school was a 'Fruity Friday', with children asked to dress in fruity colours or in fruit-themed fancy dress. Children also learnt about the benefits of healthy eating and tasted different types of fruit.

Over the past year, cancer has touched the lives of all members of our staff, and we know it has also affected many of the families of the children in our school. Parents and children have always been generous here, but this year we decided to do even more to raise money for this worthwhile cause. We’ve been absolutely bowled over by the money that is coming in, and we’d like to congratulate all the children who took part. They should all be so proud of themselves.

– Brimington Manor Headteacher Kathryn Fretwell

 

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