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Dressed by the kids day

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It's time to get seriously silly

Calling all

On Friday 16 June, join grownups all over the UK by letting the kids in your life dress you up to give poverty a serious dressing down. Whether you're at school, home or work - hand over control of your wardrobe to the kids and get sponsored to wear your silly outfit.

Calling all grownups

Calling all grown ups

Whether you're a mum, dad, grandparent, guardian or family friend of a little one - join the nation in letting the kids dress you up to give poverty a serious dressing down.

Raid your wardrobe and the kids' dressing-up boxes, then on Friday 16 June get sponsored to wear a crazy clothing combination of the kids' choice.

Get involved

Calling all schools

It's not just parents that will be looking silly on the school run. We're calling on teachers and staff at schools, nurseries, youth and play groups to get dressed by the kids too.

Sign up today to get your free Teacher's Kit, containing posters, bunting and everything you need to promote and hold a day for the whole school to remember.

Get your school involved

Transforming lives in poverty

Around 1 billion people are living in extreme poverty. This means that millions of families don't have the things they need to live safely and in good health.

We think everybody should have enough to eat and drink. We think grown-ups should be able to earn money to support their families. And we think children should be able to learn. That's why we have been working with the world's poorest people for more than 70 years, in 90 different countries. We won't stop until poverty has ended for good.

  • £10 could buy chickens (otherwise known as egg factories) for a hungry family.
  • £27 could help train a teacher so that many more children can be educated.

Eat, drink, earn, learn

In our world, around 1 billion people are living in extreme poverty. This means that millions of families don't have the things they need to live safely and in good health.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you can't find what you're looking for here, please contact us at events@oxfam.org.uk or phone us on: 0300 200 1244.

  • What is Dressed By The Kids Day?

    Dressed By The Kids Day is a one day event where Oxfam asks the nation to be dressed by the children in their lives and raise some money to help end poverty. It's open to everyone - there'll be thousands of workplaces, schools and groups of friends taking part right across the UK.

  • When is it?

    Friday 16 June.

  • How does it work?

    Dressed By The Kids Day is all about kids dressing up adults and the adults raising some money to help Oxfam end poverty sooner. You can register for the event in one of three ways depending on how you're planning on taking part....

    At school: For teachers or those arranging the event in a school. We'll send you everything you need to host the event with lesson plans and learning resources, stickers for the kids and a comprehensive how to guide to make your event go easily and smoothly.

    The website will soon be updated with information about how to get involved with Dressed By The Kids with friends and at work

  • What could the kids dress me as?

    Dressed By The Kids Day is all about kids dressing up adults and the adults raising some money to help Oxfam end poverty sooner. You can register for the event in one of three ways depending on how you're planning on taking part....

    With friends: Register here and you'll be sent a one person event pack with a big badge and activity book for the kids. You'll also be able to set yourself up a JustGiving page for yourself at the end.

    With school: For teachers or those arranging the event in a school. We'll send you everything you need to host the event with lesson plans and learning resources, stickers for the kids and a comprehensive how to guide to make your event go easily and smoothly.

    At work: For those looking to get their workmates involved. You'll get a special 'how to guide' and resources.

  • I don't want to make a spectacle of myself or look too ‘out there’– what should I do?

    You ultimately control what you walk out of the door in on the day; you don't have to wear that bikini your daughter loves! If your workplace is quite formal or you're not comfortable drawing attention to yourself then think about letting the kids pick from a selection of clothes you'd be happy to wear.

  • When will my event pack arrive?

    School packs will arrive from early May and Friends and Workplaces packs will be delivered in late May.

  • How do I raise money?

    The easiest way to raise money is via Justgiving where all your donations automatically come to Oxfam and you can set yourself up a SMS donation code. Sponsorship forms and collection boxes work too! Just pick the method that suits you and your sponsors best.

    If you're raising money with work colleagues then think about using one JustTextGiving code or JustGiving page for everyone's friends, family, customers, suppliers and clients to use so you can see your grand total easily in one place.

  • How much money am I expected to raise?

    There's no minimum or maximum amount. Last year most people raised well over £50, it's surprising how generous people can be when you're stepping out 'in style'. If you're in a group or at work it will probably be a little less than this. Just have fun and raise as much as possible!

  • How do I pay in the money?

    We suggest collecting the cash on the day and then paying in online or using the form in the pack you'll receive when you sign up. You can also use a JustGiving page if you'd like to.

  • What will Oxfam do with the money?

    Every penny will help to relieve extreme poverty for the world's poorest people. Here are a few examples of what your money could do...

    • £10 could provide a family with a little egg factory that will produce chicks for rearing or provide income to pay for essentials.
    • £27 could train a teacher so more children can be educated. Better teaching equals a better education for generations of children.
    • £120 could help improve bees' hives and train beekeepers in the latest yield-boosting production methods, allowing them to earn a sustainable living for their families.
  • How do I publicise the event?

    Once you've registered to take part you can start using the resources on the website to make sure that everyone knows that the school is taking part in June. Add it to your school calendar for the Summer term and make sure parents are given enough notice.

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