Sock it to Sepsis in schools

What is Sepsis?

Sepsis is a life-threatening reaction to an infection, and it affects up to 25,000 children in the UK each year. It accounts for 52,000 deaths in the UK annually, more than bowel and breast cancer combined. Our team is working hard to fund vital research into sepsis to understand more and to save lives. And we’re hoping you will help.

Sock it to Sepsis in Schools

We’re asking schools across Scotland to take part in fundraising activity throughout September to raise money to support vital research into sepsis. Fundraising activity can take any shape or size from a dress down day to a sponsored silence or a health and fitness challenge. It can be linked to education, health and wellness or community learning and support – whatever suits your school! For more information and to register your school’s interest download our fundraising pack using the form below.

We encourage participants to wear stripy socks during their fundraising activities. Our supporters often share pictures and videos of them on social media and we’d love to see some from your school!

Socks are available to buy using the link below, or pupils could bring some from home – they’re not essential to take part, just a fun extra!

Whatever you choose, we will be happy to provide support materials for your pupils to learn more about sepsis and the vital research our partners at Edinburgh University’s Roslin Institute do every day.

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    How to submit your funds

    There are several ways to pay in the funds from your activity, if you’re not sure which option will work best for your team, get in touch with us today at

    We have a JustGiving page set up specifically for our Sock It To Sepsis Campaign. It’s a group page so you can set up your own school fundraising page and link it to ours. Then, share with your school and community to get your fundraising started! When you’re on the page just click the orange ‘start fundraising’ button and follow the steps to get started.

    If JustGiving doesn’t work for your school, there are lots of other ways to pay in your funds.