Sponsor a stall at the May Fair!

As the May Fair is fast approaching, we are trying to make sure that all the pennies that are spent are profit to go towards the library, cooking equipment and the Harbour Room; to help cover our costs this year we are hoping to get sponsorship for the stalls, in return for some free advertising.

Those of you that attended last year will hopefully realise how well the local business community supports us with donations and amazingly generous raffle prizes. However if you know a company or person that would like to sponsor a stall in its entirety, or per hour, then see below for estimated costs (based on last year’s figures) of each stall/event.

Event/Stall Total Expenses Per Hour
Cake & Refreshments* £30.00 £7.50
Sweets & Popcorn* £200.00 £50.00
Facepainting* £15.00 £3.00
Nail painting & Tattoos* £15.00 £3.00
Tombola* £20.00 £5.00
Obstacle Course £100.00 £25.00
Bouncy Castle £100.00 £25.00
Sumo Suits £50.00 £12.50
Pig for Hog Roast £200.00 £50.00

Please let Kate Black or Caroline Danks know via lawpta@googlemail.com if this is something you would be interested in or if you would like to make a general donation please visit our BT MyDonate site (where you can also GiftAid your donation).

Many thanks!

Match funding

Do you work for a bank, building society, supermarket, phone company…?

If your employer has a match funding policy, any money you raise could be matched by your employer. Sometimes companies will match the fundraising total for an event, or for the stall that their employee is working on (e.g. at the May Fair!).

Many large firms do this, but some smaller ones too. Usually you’d just need to forward them a letter from the PTA with the event details, together with the total raised. If you’re helping out at the May Fair this would quite likely qualify, but if you know the company you work for has a match funding policy of any kind, please let us know anyway (Facebook, email or via the school office). This could be a really large source of income for the PTA and help us raise money for our school and the new resources we need.

Thank you for your support. It really makes a huge difference to our fundraising efforts!