1. Register at Easy Fundraising and raise funds every time you shop online
The Pre-School Learning Alliance teamed up with Easyfundraising.org to help pre-schools fundraise. It is very easy and quick to register and it is confidential. Sign up to www.easyfundraising.org.uk and specify “Plymtree Pre-school” as your chosen charity. Then don't forget simply to log on before redirecting to your favourite shopping sites and we receive a percentage of whatever you spend. All of the major retailers are on there so take a look and find out more.
2. Shop at Yellow Moon for crafts and toys
Another easy way to raise money for the pre-school without donating is through shopping with Yellow Moon. All you need to do is enter a special code when you place your order and the pre-school will receive up to 20% cash-back. Yellow Moon sell great value craft items, toys and educational products. Take a look at www.yellowmoon.co.uk to see the full range. You can order online, by phone, post or fax. Just remember to enter source code: PLY27506 when you order so the pre-school gets the cash-back.
3. Support us by attending our fundraising events
Our next big fundraiser will be our Christmas Fayre, the first we have ever done, so please come along and support our preschool!
Upcoming events are listed in the what's on section of the website.
As a charity we rely heavily on fundraising to enable us to replace equipment, take the children on outings and for larger specific projects like creating our fantastic outdoor area.
We occasionally ask parents to help by donating unwanted clothing for our rag bag collection, selling draw tickets once a year or providing cakes for sale. The children also help by taking part in a sponsored activity each year. We really appreciate any help and support we receive from parents.
Our sponsored event in 2019 was a village walk with many of the children in fancy dress. This raised a fantastic sum of £240. We would like to thank everyone for the excellent support received, this activity has enabled us to buy 2 new balance bikes, fund the pre-school summer outing and purchase dressing up clothes from different countries and cultures.
Here are a few examples of other past fundraising activities:
We hosted our annual family Halloween event full of fun, games and fancy dress, the children loved it and we raised £270 thanks to all the support we received.
Our 2015 'sponsored scoot' was great fun and raised £326.60 to buy a new tandem bicycle.
This year we have raised a fantastic £108 through the Rotary Community Raffle.
The recent Bag2School donations in Spring 2019 raised £116. These fundraising activities have helped us to improve our technology resources enabling us to buy early years software and a robot called Bee-Bot which we are very excited about.
By far our biggest fundraising event is the infamous Race Night and this year's was a huge success, we received some great feedback from the evening and also a fantastic record breaking £2,181 was raised, which was used to buy lots of wonderful equipment and supplies as well as the trip for the children to Children of the Forest trip this summer which the children LOVED!
Find out more about our upcoming events and activities in the what's on section.
Here are a few very simple ways you can help the pre-school raise funds without actually donating: