School Fundraising and PTA

This page contains information about the fantastic fundraising initiatives of our PTA.

The PTA is launching the SBS PTA 500 Club. Please click on the link below for details of how to sign up!

PTA 500 Club letter

You can complete the SBS PTA 500 Club Membership Form electronically, by clicking on the link below:

SBS PTA 500 Club Membership Form 

Easyfundraising

St Birinus School PTA is a registered cause on easyfundraising.  It is a really clever website that turns your online purchases into free donations for us, at no extra cost to you but raises much needed funds for our school.  In September 2020 with just seventeen supporters we have raised £183.

Simply shop with any of over 3,600 online retailers including Amazon, Argos, John Lewis, ASOS, Booking.com, eBay, Boden, and M&S, and when you make a purchase, the retailer will send us a free donation. It’s as simple as that!   The donations vary on the amount you spend but all those pennies add up.  Every time you shop you go via the easyfundraising page/app and follow the link to the retailer. If you make a purchase then we receive a donation.

Please visit our easyfundraising page at:
https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/stbirinuspta  and click ‘support us’ – we really do need your support.   Please share with your family and friends.

If you currently support another cause it’s easy to switch your cause to ours.

So if you are about to start your Christmas shopping, book a holiday or renew insurance, please consider helping us to raise funds by doing it via the easyfundraising page or app.

Thank you for your support.  We will keep you updated on how this fundraising is going.

Parents, have you heard of Match Funding?

Many companies throughout the UK offer employees the chance to boost fundraising efforts by 'matching' the money raised by their child’s PTA. Match funding could help the PTA to double the amount it raises.

We cannot provide a list of companies that have this policy and would ask that you ask your HR department if this is something that is a company policy.  We do know many banks, building societies, insurance companies, supermarkets, utility providers, car manufacturers and phone companies often have match funding schemes. You may work for a small independent company that may also be willing to match fund a fundraiser.  

If your employer will match fund money raised by the PTA please contact us via  e mail at SBS_PTA@st-birinus.oxon.sch.uk or pass on our details to your company.   They will want a letter from the PTA detailing the event and funds raised. Some companies want you to be involved in the fundraiser.

We would be looking for match funding for each of the monthly 500 club draws and future fundraising events such as a raffle.  When we can host social events it may be matching the amount made at a refreshment stall, a bingo or race night etc. Amounts could range from £20 to £1000.

Match funding could be a large source of income for the PTA.  We would be incredibly grateful if you could ask your boss or HR department if they have a match fund scheme.  It could really help the PTA raise more funds for the students at St Birinus School. 

Documents

PTA and Community News Date  
PTA 500 club letter October 2020 18th Oct 2020 Download
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