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Fundraising April 2017 - April 2018 . . . (running total . . .)


£ 1085.00   Aug 2017 Pilsley Fell Race - thank you to residents of Pilsley for their generous support (£1120-35)

£    54.00    Jul 2017 Pilsley Village Fair sweets and pre-loved stall

£ 1268.71    Jun 2017 Summer Fair

£    50.00   Apr 2017 donation towards the Snake Bed

£ 2457.71 TOTAL so far as 26.08.17 

Pilsley School 2016-2017 Fund-raising Summary for records

£     40.00:  Mar donation to 'Snake Bed' (£30+other amounts also promised but taken in 2017-2018)

£     57.10:  Feb - Apr 2017 Second Hand Uniform Sales

£   173.89: Jan 2017 Pig Race meant to be more of a social though . . . fun evening but if repeated in 1-2 yrs perhaps do it in March or October, and reconsider the times . . . John the Pig Man can't come before 7.30pm, so should it be for adults and older children only?. . . Not sure whether or not more school families would be interested, or do it as a fund raiser open to anyone/everyone but it was fun . . . see photos and video at

£ (need figures) : December 2016 Christmas Concert CDs

£     96.52:  Dec 2016 Self-Portrait bags
£     20.00:  Dec 2016
£ 1482.00:  Nov 2016 Christmas Fair (also £40+ Children in Need, & £55 to Toddlers, & Helen's Trust raffle there)
£    415.00:  Nov 2016 Calendars for 2017

£   small profit: Oct/Nov 2016 Christmas Cards (more than the disco, less than the bags, I think) but more people did it with it being in school. Thanks to Mrs Markham for much of the art materials!

£    125.00:  Aug 2016 Pilsley Fell Race  (raised ~£925 overall - 2017 this will be a PTA event 24.08.17)

£ (need figures) : July 2016 Summer Concert CDs

£  (need figures) :  Summer 2016 Ice cream on green

£ (need figures) : July 2016 Pilsley Village Fair refreshments

£  1526.51:  Jun2016 School Summer Fair 

 £ 3,886.02 TOTAL April 2016 - April 2017  

Thank you to everyone who helps/supports/contributes.


There is plenty planned for the coming months (see Forthcoming PTA Events and Activities webpage and school calendar!) and your help and support would be greatly appreciated. We’d also love to hear about any other ideas for fundraising so please let any of the PTA Committee know.
There are a number of ways that we can raise funds through our normal everyday activities. Here are a few suggestions – if you know of other ways then please let us know.
Get Online
Buy from selected catalogues and a percentage of the sale goes to the school. Try these:
·         Webb Ivory – for your cards, wrapping paper, gifts, home ware, outside equipment and craft supplies
·         Yellow Moon or Baker Ross– for your art and craft supplies and toys

·         Phoenix Trading Cards – for all your cards from birthdays to thank yous. They are great value too.

·         Sutton Seeds seed catalogues – for all your gardening requirements – it’s the time for planting!
Go through a registered website to do your online shopping and earn commission for the school.
Try  and select Pilsley CofE Primary School, Bakewell


The school PTA now have a giving machine account, this website donates money to the PTA when you shop online to register please go to and select Pilsley CofE Primary School, Bakewell


Let Work Help
Some companies will match fund whatever parents and friends have earned for the school in return for a bit of publicity in the school etc. Why not ask the company you work for if they offer such a scheme. It might not be on a pound for pound basis but every little helps. Please let the PTA Committee know if your company can help.
Thank you for your support.

How can you help?

We’d like everyone to contribute something but we know people are busy and have many calls on their time and money so here are some ideas of how you can help:

  • Bake a cake to sell at one of our events;
  • Help out on a stall or serve teas for as long as you can spare; even half an hour makes a big difference to our ability to run events;
  • Donate a raffle prize or ask someone you know if they can;
  • Come to one of our lively meetings;
  • Buy a tea-towel/mug/apron for Father’s Day or Christmas;
  • Donate old toys, books and bric-a-brac for us to sell at the summer fair; 
  • Come to our events and spend money!


Donation direct to school

Some parents have told us that whilst they want to support us, they have no time and would like to make a donation to our funds instead. If you would like to do this we would be delighted to receive donations.  We can accept cheques made payable to 'Friends of Pilsley School'. Please hand them to a committee member, or Mrs Branson in the school office. 


In 2015/6 we spent a lot of time trying to register for Gift Aid.  We discovered that we needed to become a Registered Charity and have two named individuals on the committee willing to be responsible for the Gift Aid part and in particular, one of the would have to do a tax return for the PTA.  We do not have these skills currently on the committee, and are concerned that every 2 years or so, it would have to be other named people doing this, so ultimately Git Aid remains elusive unless anyone reading this has experience setting up Gift Aid and would like to help us!  Please get in touch! 



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