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Gift Aid Fundraising for the Pre-School is essential. It allows us to run trips, buy new equipment and invest in the upkeep of premises when we need to. We have devised a number of ways to raise funds, all of which are no or low cost. Many are things you’d do anyway - we’re just asking you to do them a little differently. To get maximum benefit, please ask your family, work colleagues and friends to participate too – every little helps. Always remember to sign a Gift Aid Form for your donations if you can.
Collect clothes, printer cartridges and old mobile phones.
We have regular Bag2School collections. Encourage friends, colleagues and relatives to bring their bags to you and bring them to the pre-school. We can store them!
Buy on-line through a fundraising website.
www.easyfundraising.org.uk is an on-line shopping portal that works with a wide range of shops – Amazon, Argos, Tesco, John Lewis, Ink Factory to name a few. Search for Oundle Community Pre-School as your ‘cause’ and then shop with the online retailers of your choice. A percentage of what you spend will come to the Pre-School.
Yellow Moon (www.yellowmoonuk.org) supplies a range of toys, party items, presents and creative bits and pieces. Order online or over the phone and quote source code SOU10155 and between 5-20% of what you spend will come to the Pre-School.
Do a sponsored event (or make a donation on line).
Swim, walk, run, stay silent, bike...get sponsored to do something! We are now registered with the website www.charitygiving.co.uk. You, family or friends can make a donation on-line (and tax payers can gift aid it) by going through the ‘Donate Now’ tab in the top right hand corner and entering Oundle Community Pre-School into the search box, then clicking again on the box that comes up. If you’d like to set up your own page, click on the Fundraising tab in the top right hand corner and select Oundle Community Pre-School as your cause. Alternatively use www.charitygiving.co.uk/OCPS which has been set up as a joint effort fundraising page.
Provide items for stalls.
Cakes, chutneys, jams, plants, homemade craft items, unwanted gifts for a tombola....all these things can help to raise much needed funds.
Invite friends to ‘Graze and Raise’ or a ‘home’ pub.
Occasionally, instead of going out to eat or for a drink, invite friends to your home and ask them for a donation to the pre-school instead of what you might have paid in a cafe/pub/restaurant. Dinner invitations are available here.
If you have any other fundraising ideas – please share them with us!