Why is Fundraising so Important?
Fundraising Meetings
Fundraising Committee
Fundraising Committee Contacts
What can you do to Help?
Forthcoming Fundraising Events
Our Fundraising Year
Gift Aid

 


Why is Fundraising so Important?

The Nursery Education Funding received and the fees charged for non funded sessions barely covers the cost of the staff wages and hall rent for the pre-school. This means that fundraising is essential to cover the costs of stationery, equipment, craft materials, books, toys, mandatory staff training courses etc. Without fundraising the pre-school would have to close. Fortunately we have been lucky enough to have generous parents both past and present who have given up their time to help us fundraise.

Fundraising Meetings

These are held in a parent's home. Parents are welcome to bring children with them.

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Fundraising Committee

Edlesborough Under 5's has a fundraising committee separate from the pre-school committee. The chair of the fundraising committee attends the general committee meeting to report on fundraising activities. The fundraising committee meets regularly to discuss fundraising ideas and plan events. Tasks for events are shared and people can volunteer to take on one task or arrange a whole event. The more people that join the committee the more the tasks can be shared and the more fun there is. The Fundraising Committee is always open to new ideas.

We are always looking for more members to help organise events. Fundraising is vital to the continuation of the pre-school. Please please, please come to our fundraising meetings and help us fundraise for your pre-school. Even if you don't want to join the committee, you can attend the meetings or just let the chair know how you would like to help.

The fundraising committee also organises some events that do not usually raise funds such as the Christmas & Halloween parties. These events are extremely popular. If you want these events to continue, we need people to help.

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Fundraising Committee Contacts

Anna, Liz and Andie.

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What can you do to Help?

There are lots of things you can do to help fundraise. You can join the fundraising committee and help organise fundraising events or just help where you can. You can help out in the following ways:

Bake cakes for an event
Help set up or clear up at an event
Buy items required for an event
Contact local businesses for sponsorship for an event or raffle prizes
Donate something for a raffle, this can include unwanted presents
Serve refreshments at an event
Help with the fundraising stall at the carnival
Create posters and/or letters for an event
Create clues for the Easter Egg Hunt
Sell raffle tickets at an event
Be involved in a specific event

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Forthcoming Fundraising & Fun Events

Details to follow

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Our Fundraising Year

This is a list of the activities/events organised in the last year. Some events are not fundraising events but are organised by the Fundraising Committee. Some events are organised by the staff.

Fancy dress weeks
Easter Egg Hunt
Sponsored Spring Plates or Spring Bounce
Sponsored Bike Ride
Autumn Bazaar
Raffle and refreshments at workshops
Halloween Party
Christmas Party
Summer Party/Teddy Bears' Picnic
Quiz Night
Mums Night Outs
Yellow Moon Catalogues
Chocoholics Catalogues

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Gift Aid

The pre-school can claim Gift Aid on donations so please complete a Gift Aid form. We can then claim Gift Aid on your donations, e.g. when you sponsor your child on their bike ride. When completing sponsorship forms please ensure that all sponsors complete their full name and address including postcode as this is mandatory when claiming Gift Aid, Uncle Tom will not be acceptable under Inland Revenue rules.

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