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Eton Action, whose activities consist primarily in fundraising for and supporting charities other than the College itself, was founded by boys at Eton and is still run by our boys today. 

Fundraising

The Eton Action Community Fair, which takes place in September, is the largest fundraising event of the year.  Boys manage the day as stallholders, musicians, entertainers, gatekeepers, and car park attendants, among many other roles. They are joined by more than 50 local charities as well as a range of artisan producers. Over 80 stalls provide visitors with a range of games and activities as well as food, drink, bric-a-brac and distinctive handicrafts. Additional attractions include live music and an upmarket jumble sale in School Hall. Individual boys’ Houses also run a variety of activities, which have included cream teas, tours of the College, musical entertainments and even a bouncy castle. The income from all these events is pooled and divided between charitable foundations and projects chosen by our pupils and staff. 

Other fundraising events, such as a mufti day, sponsored runs and swim-a-thons, continue throughout the school year. 

For the academic year 2020/21, Eton Action will be supporting: Glassdoor Homeless Charity, Teenage Cancer Trust, ACE Africa, The Felix Project, and Schoolreaders. 

50+

local charities attend the annual Eton Action Community Fair.

Charities seeking Eton Action’s financial support for next year must apply in writing (email is not an acceptable substitute) to the Treasurer, including details of their annual accounts. Charities are chosen in February, and confirmation will be sent only to successful applicants. 

The contact address is: The Treasurer, Eton Action, Eton College, Windsor, Berks, SL4 6DW.