Boxgrove PTA Events & Fundraising
All of our events and fundraising initiatives are key to successfully raising money for Boxgrove to help fund equipment and activities for your children. Below you'll find the upcoming Events, that are taking place this year, as well as our ongoing Fundraising initiatives.
So please come along to an Event, they're always good fun, and take a moment to look at the Fundraising initiatives.
You'll be surprised how easy it is to help raise money for the school!
Latest BPTA Events
- BPTA Fun Run11Oct2020
@ Boxgrove Primary School
The 2019 Fun Run raised a fantastic £1,350p!! Let's see if we can beat that this year! For more information please click this link:- https://www.boxgrove.surrey.sch.uk/parent-information/pta/events/fun-run
- Happy School Bag05Nov2020
@ Boxgrove School, by the Kent Hall
To take part you simply need to fill the Happy School bag with unwanted but clean & dry clothing. The Happy School Bag van will be collecting from our school on the 9th Novmeber 2020 but we ask you to drop off your bags between drop off on the 5th November 2020 to drop off on the 9th November 2020. For more information scroll down to the Fundraising Initiatives section below.
In addition to the various events organised throughout the year by the BPTA, we also have several on-going fundraising initiatives all aimed at raising more money towards equipment and activities for all the children of Boxgrove.
Scroll down & click on each initiative below to find more information about it. You'll be surprised how easy it is to help raise money for the school!
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To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to smile.amazon.co.uk from the web browser on your computer or mobile device. You may also want to add a bookmark smile.amazon.co.uk to make it even easier to return and start your shopping at AmazonSmile. Log in and choose Boxgrove Parent Teacher Association as your chosen charity.
You can also turn on AmazonSmile in the mobile app, click here for the instructions on how to do this... it's really very easy!
What is AmazonSmile?
AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support Boxgrove PTA every time you shop at Amazon, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.co.uk, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.co.uk, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate 0.5% of the net purchase price (excluding VAT, returns and shipping fees) of eligible purchases to Boxgrove PTA!
Which products on AmazonSmile are eligible for charitable donations?
Tens of millions of products on AmazonSmile are eligible for donations. You will see eligible products marked “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation” on their product detail pages. Recurring Subscribe-and-Save purchases and subscription renewals are not currently eligible.
Can I use my existing Amazon account on AmazonSmile?
Yes, you use the same account on Amazon and AmazonSmile. Your shopping cart, Wish List, wedding or baby registry, and other account settings are also the same.
Virtual Balloon Race - 3rd to the 10th July 2020!
The BPTA wished to thank everyone who took part in the Virtual Balloon Race this past week.
The winner of the Boxgrove race and of the £50 cash prize was the balloon called 'Mine', which travelled 2,321 km!
We will contact the owner of 'Mine' shortly to arrange payment!
Congratulations also to Sharman Class, who won the battle of the class balloons.
The event has raised £436 for the BPTA!
Do you ever shop on-line?
Boxgrove PTA have set-up an account with www.easyfundraising.org.uk.
By simply logging on to this website first, before you make online purchases the school collects cash rewards direct from the retailer once your purchase is complete!
Please do ‘click and collect’ it’s as easy as that! In the last academic year we raised nearly £500 just from Easy Fundraising!
We are delighted to announce that the school is holding a textile collection for the "Happy School Bag" Fundraising Scheme. This is a fantastic opportunity to raise eco-friendly awareness amongst children and raise much needed funds for the school.
What's the "Happy School Bag" Fundraising Scheme?
This scheme is designed to help schools to raise funds and to help the environment by diverting discarded but reusable textiles away from landfill. In the UK alone we consume and discard over 1.4 million tonnes of textiles a year which goes directly into landfill despite the fact that there is spare capacity in textile recycling plants. By taking part in this scheme you help to reduce this amount by giving textiles a new lease of life.
How can I support this great fundraising programme?
To take part you simply need to fill the Happy School bag with unwanted but clean & dry clothing. There will be plastic bags in the school office for people to pick up and use.
They will accept men’s, women’s and children’s reusable clothing, reusable paired shoes & footwear, fashion accessories, handbags, belts, light jewellery, scarves, hats etc., console games and souvenirs (small decorative ornaments, unwanted gift boxsets).
They will not accept single shoes, mats, carpets, pillows, duvets, blankets, bedlinen, curtains, bric-a-brac, dirty-damaged-wet-damp-smelly items, old fashioned clothing, uniforms or toys (soft or hard) - you can keep these to donate to the Summer or Christmas Fair stalls, books or DVD's (please see the Ziffits Fundraising Initiative!).
Remember that the more you fill up the bag the more the school can raise; the school will receive a competitive rate per kilo; you can also use additional black bin bags if required. The last collection raised an amazing £640!
When is the next collection day?
The Happy School Bag van will be collecting from our school on the 9th November 2020 but we ask you to drop off your bags between drop off on the 5th November 2020 to drop off on the 9th November 2020.
Where do I drop off the bags?
This is outside the Kent Building by the automatic doors. Do not drop off bags here until the collection days.
So, if you normally throw out your unwanted clothes or have bits and pieces gathering dust in the wardrobe, please donate them to our "Happy School Bag" collection!
Don’t forget to ask grandparents, friends and neighbours to have a good clear out too! Everyone can take part so spread the word and let’s get fundraising!
Did you know the Boxgrove PTA could maximise fundraising with help from you and the companies you work for?
An increasing number of companies operate a Match Funding Scheme whereby they “match” charity fundraising undertaken by their employees (usually on a £ for £ basis up to a maximum amount).The amount offered will vary on the organisation and the conditions that may apply.
Many organisations offer a scheme but do not generally advertise this to their staff very well, so you may need to check with your Human Resources department.
Please click here for a list of companies that we know potentially offer match funding, however, there may be more. If you know that your company offers a scheme and you would like to help at any of our events, please contact a member of the Boxgrove PTA committee.
Be prepared for the new school term!
School life is a lot easier when things don’t go missing! Now’s the time to get organised for the new school term!
We've teamed up with MyNameTags who with every order using our unique link below they will donate 20% to the BPTA!
The clothes labels and stickers are extremely hardwearing and save a great deal of effort and potential lost property. They can be used on school uniforms, brownies/guides clothes, football kits, in fact almost anything.
Click here to visit MyNameTags to make your order and help us raise funds!
Congratulations to the participant who won in this week's draw!
Since it was launched in March 2019 our school lottery has raised over £1500 for the school and paid out over £1,100 in prize money to Boxgrove’s lucky ticket holders!
Every ticket you purchase this summer is a chance to WIN a fantastic staycation in the forest location of your choice. Play before 12th September and you could win a holiday to the value of £500 with Forest Holidays. Click here for more information and also the terms & conditions.
As some of our events have been cancelled the lottery is one way you can help raise much-needed funds for our school. Tickets cost £1 a week. Please tell your family and friends about our lottery too, anyone can take part. There is a guaranteed winner from the Boxgrove lottery every single week!
The profits from your ticket will help fund valuable school resources. Not only that, you'll also have the chance to win our amazing £25,000 jackpot. More tickets means more chances to win, so what are you waiting for?
A ticket costs £1 per week and for every ticket you play 76% goes to our school and prizes. Each ticket will also enter you in TWO draws:
1. A jackpot prize draw for £25,000.00.
2. A local draw with a guaranteed prize for one of the supporters of our school.
The size of the local draw prize will depend on the number of tickets bought for the school that week.
The lottery is a fun and effective way to raise money to improve our school. But we need your help to make the lottery the best it can be, so please support the lottery today - and who knows maybe you'll be the next £25,000 winner!
For more information CLICK HERE to support now and buy your tickets!
The uniform shop will be operating a 'closed door policy' from September until it is safe to open again as normal. For uniform orders, please fill out the order form and drop it back to school or email it to firstname.lastname@example.org
We will email you to let you know the total and the bank details for transfer. Please do not transfer any money until you hear from us. We will then let you know how to collect your order.
Details of the school uniform and prices can be found here.
They would love to have more people helping out. If you can spare 20 minutes a week (or even every couple of weeks) please pop in and see the friendly team at the shop or drop your contact details at the school office and someone will be in touch.
A Boxgrove parent, Luke Bishop, is taking on various challenges to raise funds for Boxgrove School this year. This is starting with the London Marathon in April and culminating by cycling from Lands End to John O'Groats in September.
Luke said "I am undertaking a series of events in 2020 starting with the London Marathon in April and culminating by cycling from Lands End to John O'Groats in September. I am raising funds for my daughters school to help fund a new playground to be used by children at Boxgrove Primary School for many years to come."
We all wish Luke the very best of luck!
Please take a moment and visit Luke's fundraising page by clicking here and help support this amazing initiative by sponsoring him!
Virgin Money Giving and Ziffit have joined together to help charities like us during this strange time when our usual events can not happen to raise money for the PTA.
Anyone making trade-ins through Ziffit can now donate the value of their unwanted goodies directly to us through Virgin Money Giving.
Ziffit is a free and easy to use app and website to sell unwanted books, CDs, DVDs, Blu-rays and games for cash. One of the largest trade-in sites in the UK.
All you have to do is to download the Ziffit app or go to their web site by clicking here and enter the barcodes of the items you want to sell.
So it's time to get decluttering!
This Month's Fundraising Spotlight is on... The School Lottery!
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