Fundraising For 2019/2020
In addition to the various events organised throughout the year by the Boxgrove PTA, 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 or click the links below to find out more about them.
Amazon Smile - You Shop. Amazon Gives!
How do I shop at AmazonSmile?
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.
What is AmazonSmile?
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.
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!
Happy School Bag - 2018/2019
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 clothing. They accept both children’s and adult clothes including paired shoes, accessories (hats, belts, handbags, etc…), soft toys and bed linen. They will not pillows, duvets, school uniforms or PE kits with school logo's or names.
Remember that the more you fill up the bag the more the school can raise; the school will receive a competitive rate of up to 65p 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 TBA but we ask you to drop off your bags between drop off on the 26th November 2019 to drop off on the 28th November 2019. There are two collection dates in this school year so start saving up your unwanted textiles!
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 "Happy School Bag"!
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!
Match Funding Schemes
Did you know the Boxgrove PTA could maximise fundraising with help from you and the companies you work for?
Many companies offer their employees the chance to take part in a matched funding scheme, whereby the company will provide additional funding to a good cause (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 this year’s Summer Fair, please contact a member of the Boxgrove PTA committee.
My Name Tags
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 £24 in this week's draw!
Don't forget the prize will increase as we sell more tickets.
A ticket costs £1 per week and all funds raised go directly to our school. 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 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 Boxgrove PTA Uniform Shop is located in the Infant Hall.
Opening times are:
Wednesday 8.45 am to 9.10 am
Friday 8.45 am to 9.10 am
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.
Virgin Money London Marathon
Sunday 28th April 2019
This Sunday Matt Elliott (a Boxgrove dad) will be running the London Marathon on behalf of Boxgrove school PTA. If you would like to sponsor Matt please CLICK HERE!! All money raised will go directly to supporting the school in a variety of ways. There’s also a chance to increase direct donations through gift aid.
The Boxgrove PTA recently caught up with Matt and discussed training, anticipated finish times and of course the school Fun Run taking place later this year!
What made you decide to run the London Marathon for Boxgrove PTA?
It’s the fourth, and realistically the last, time I’ll run the marathon. Each time I’ve run for Boxgrove PTA. Truth is I don’t think long distance running is really my thing!, but it’s an amazing event to participate in and I can’t pass up the opportunity to raise sponsorship for the school. Boxgrove do an amazing job for our kids, it means a lot to be able to support the school in this way.
How much training and preparation is involved before running a marathon?
I run every week just to keep fit, but I’ve been running longer distances to build up since January. I ran my first training half marathon in February, with my longest run 18m. It’s gone well, but I moved company in February, so juggling a new job with home has left me a little short of training miles. From mile 20 I know it’ll be down to sheer will power. Knowing Jake and Luke are at the finish line will keep me going.
The current men's course record is 2:03:05 set by Kenyan Eliud Kipchoge in 2016, and Lloyd Scott completed the slowest ever London Marathon in 5 days and 8 hours - what time are you hoping to achieve?
Somewhere in between, but let’s hope I’m closer to Kipchoge than Scott! Seriously, anything around 4 1/2 hours would be great. Let’s hope Sir Mo beats the course (and maybe world?) record.
Will you be taking part in our Fun Run in September?
I loved last years first run, it was so well organised the London marathon could learn a thing or to! And so great to join in an event with my kids. So yes I’ll be here with Jake and Luke - I can’t wait!
Thank you Matt for running the London Marathon in support of the school!
If you would like to sponsor Matt please CLICK HERE!! All money raised will go directly to supporting the school in a variety of ways.
There’s also a chance to increase direct donations through gift aid.