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Our aim is to fund two vehicles enabling us to reach our growing donor base around the UK, without using money pledged for SchoolBags. Can you help?

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There are a multitude of events out there ready for you to sign up for or attend - often the hardest part is choosing which one to do. From walks, hikes and treks through to runs, triathlons, adventure races and swims there is something for everybody. And if there isn't, why not tailor make your own event to help raise funds for School in a Bag?.

Events don't always have to be physically challenging in nature. We have had fundraisers run plant sales, lose weight, bake cakes, charity balls and host dinner parties all to help our SIAB cause. Why not challenge yourself to come up with a unique event that will attract donors attention? And if you need some support, we are here to help: Contact Us

Check out the News on our Home Page to see which events SIAB are hosting or taking part in.


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Home Farm Fest, held in June every year, is SIAB's single biggest fundraiser. Held at the SIAB headquarters on Home Farm in Chilthorne Domer, Home Farm Festival is a weekend full of live music, food and fundraising.

From 2006 - 2014 Home Farm Festivals has raised almost £146,000 thanks to the generosity of musicians, suppliers, technicians and volunteers who all donate their time and resources in order to keep our overheads to an absolute minimum.

Visit the Official Home Farm Fest Website Here

To purchase Early Bird tickets or to find out more contact our events team.


Throughout the year, the SIAB and PSA team organise Cycle Day Rides in association with Rock and Road Cycles of Yeovil. Cycle Day Rides are quick fundraisers, run with the sole purpose of getting people out on their bikes and bringing riders together in a sociable day whilst raising some SIAB funds.

The rides are split into two separate routes of a shorter ride approx. 30 miles and a longer 70+ miler to suit abilities, and fitness levels! The shorter rides are accompanied by a support van whilst on the longer routes the cyclists are self-sustained.

Fundraising: By entry fee or through GETTING SPONSORED


Run in conjunction with the Adventure Cafe, School in a Bag can host a day of climbing and abseiling on the brilliant Avon Gorge in view of the iconic Clifton Suspension Bridge.

Participants pay the registration fee to the Adventure Cafe and the minimum sponsorship is £100. Great as a team event.



School in a Bag are fortunate enough to be given the 23rd December to pack shopping Bags for SchoolBags in the big Tesco Extra in Yeovil, Somerset. In 2013, the event was turned in to a marathon 18 hour session raising £2,185.43.



Every year on December 26th to commemorate the loss of Piers Simon and all those who lost their lives in the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami and to celebrate the achievements of School in a Bag (run by the Piers Simon Appeal), the Simon family hold an annual walk from Home Farm – Montacute House – Home Farm. Predominantly on footpaths with refreshments at the half way point followed by soup and food at Home Farm.

Record attendance: 66 walkers



Concept: May 15th marks the 10 year anniversary of the Piers Simon Appeal becoming a registered charity (1109503) and to commemorate this School in a Bag are launching SchoolBag Day - a day where we are hoping that all organisations will do a little something to raise some funds to fund SchoolBags. Please help spread the word so we can make our first SchoolBag Day get off to a great start.

Contact: To register your interest and involvement contact: