Friends of Sexey’s School
Like all state schools, Sexey’s is facing unprecedented funding pressures. As a result, we as parents now have a vital role to play in helping to ‘plug the gaps’ and do what we can to help boost budgets, so the school continues to thrive. We need your help more than ever!
Fundraising at Sexey’s is co-ordinated by Friends of Sexey’s School (FOSS), a group of committed volunteers. Anyone in the local community is welcome to join the group from parents, staff, ex-students to local businesses owners.
Over the past few years our fundraising efforts have been restricted due to COVID but previously the group has raised funds for a range of vital educational resources from field trips to library furniture to microphones. This year we want to raise much more. And we’re looking at some imaginative ways to ‘add value’ to the school as well. We understand that long meetings and coffee mornings aren’t for everyone, and many parents are too busy or too far away to commit to join the FOSS. Luckily there are plenty of ways you can support the FOSS to help raise money for the school that involve very little time and effort!
Here are a few ways you can help:
Sign up to our Annual Family Prize Draw
We are delighted to be relaunching the Family Draw for 2023. At just £10 per ticket, this is an easy way of donating to the school, with a chance to win great prizes in three draws a year.
This year the draws will take place on Thursday 30th March, Thursday 18th May and Thursday 13th March.
For your chance to be in the draw please purchase your ticket/s by Friday 24th March. Tickets can still be purchased after this date but you will only be entered into the two remaining draws.
To purchase your ticket/s please complete the Family Draw Form and email a copy to email@example.com or hand to Reception.
Payment can be made by cash, cheque, bank transfer or by card using our online SumUp account. To pay using SumUp please email your form indicating the number of tickets you would like to purchase and a direct link will be sent to you for payment.
Thank you for your support and good luck!
Come to our fundraising events, bring your friends and spread the word. If there are ways we can improve these events, let us know!
Donate prizes for raffles or food & drink for our events
If you or someone you know has a food or drink company that needs promoting, we’re not afraid of plugging donors and their products at our events!
Share your fundraising ideas
Share your thoughts and contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org . We’d like to find out what type of events you’re likely to support, ways you think we can make money, what you think needs funding, and what, if anything, you can add to the mix. All ideas welcome and we’ll make full use of them in planning our on-going activities.
Other ways you can help:
Donate items on the school’s ‘wishlist’
If you are able to provide any items on the school’s annual ‘wishlist’ at ‘cost’ or for free, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. Donations can be publicised in a variety of ways or be anonymous.
Our Library Christmas Wishlist has a number of books still to be donated.
Sponsor or host an event
Perhaps you have access to a great venue, or expertise in event organizing yourself? Let us know.
Offer your services, skills or experience
Could you give a talk at Sexey’s? Can you help us design or edit a school publication? All suggestions welcome! email@example.com
“Within our diverse parent community there is a wealth of skills, experience, contacts and resources, that properly channeled, can make our already special school truly exceptional”.
With your help, we can make this our most successful year of fundraising to date!