Friends of Pilsley School will be limited this year on how much they can fundraiser, due to the small number that attend meetings, all of whom work full-time. Every parent or guardian are automatically a Friend of Pilsley School, but it takes attendance to the meetings to make things happen. So please join us and we can raise money for some great educational opportunities for our children.
Thank you to the overwhelming numbers who attended the summer fair. Together we raised £1462 which will be split between the 3 classes for the teachers to decide for to spend it.
Thank you to Sarah Porter, Claire Scothern, Miss Dennis and Mrs Thompson who have agreed to sponsor the tuck shop. Please email us if you wold like to sponsor other months at £12 per month.
The PTA has also funded £100 towards the children’s Christmas presents from school. The star off the week/head teachers award certificates and the year 6 badges.
£450 has been given to the school for musical education.
If you have any ideas we can use for fundraising during the current climate, these would be greatly appreciated. Please speak to any member of the committee or simply email your ideas into school and they will be passed on.
The summer fair raised £1462
The Online Christmas Fair raised £765, spring/summer fair £663, Freezy Friday and other events over £100.
The recycling of ink cartridges and toners has raised £137 so far. Thank you to the Devonshire arms in Pilsley, Beeley, the Cavendish at Baslow and the Chatsworth estate office for there support.
The second hand uniform sale raised £104 last year - thank you everyone who donated, helped and bought.
I would like to thank everyone on the committee, staff, and the people who helped or donated at any events through last year, without you all, we could not continue to support the children’s school experience.
How else 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:
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 payments made by BACS to 'Friends of Pilsley School' Sort Code: 16-12-24 Account Number: 10125496
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!