Sample letter to parents

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					Sample letter to parents

Type out this letter or download it from our website and print on your schools headed paper,
inserting details of your event in the highlighted spaces. In the fourth paragraph,
use the appropriate sentences depending on whether you are holding a sponsored
event and whether you are inviting parents to attend:

Dear Parent

Staff and pupils at <name of pre-school> have been challenged to take on
Jimmy’s jigsaw challenge to raise funds for Breast Cancer Campaign.

Breast Cancer Campaign is the only charity that specialises in funding
independent breast cancer research throughout the UK. The research looks at
improving diagnosis and treatment, better understanding how breast cancer
develops and ultimately either curing the disease or preventing it.

In the UK, breast cancer is the most common form of cancer and accounts for
nearly one in three of all cancers for women. The incidence of breast cancer has
increased by 22 per cent in the last 10 years but mortality rates are falling due to
successes in breast cancer research, funded by charities such as Breast Cancer
Campaign. Our support could help to improve this statistic by fundraising for the

To take part in the challenge, we have decided to hold a <type of event> on
<date>. To raise funds, we are enclosing a sponsorship form with this letter and
asking that you collect sponsors for your child. We would also like to invite you to
attend the <type of event> from <time> to <time>. <Add any more details of
the event here>.

We hope that you are happy for your child to participate in raising funds for such
an important cause.

If you would like to know more about Breast Cancer Campaign, visit

We look forward to seeing you on the day.

Yours sincerely

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