How IGS PTA made quick wins with the Big PTA Summer Raffle!

Ilkley Grammar School is a mixed secondary school with over 1900 pupils on roll. The PTA took the decision to take part in the Big PTA Summer Raffle 2021 following a successful fundraising initiative with the Big PTA Raffle 2020.

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Simplified payments with BOPP

Fundraising, England, Primary
25 October 2021

In a bid to simplify payments from parents, Kathryn, Treasurer of Friends of Stoughton Infants decided to try BOPP. 

Kathryn talks about the process of getting set up and the support that was available to them during this process – and how it has changed the way they now fundraise!

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Sydenham School – Black History Month event

‘We really wanted to share our Black History Month event with you. Sydenham School is a diverse London comprehensive secondary school for girls, this will be the second year we have hosted a Black History Month event, and what an event it is…'

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Ridgeway Primary's PTA has roaring success in selling raffle tickets

Ridgeway C of E Primary School in Wantage, Oxfordshire is a small village school with only 90 children on its role. Even so, their PTA took the plunge and registered for the Big PTA Summer Raffle 2021. New to the raffle, they have made it a roaring success and are one of the leading PTAs, selling over £600 worth of tickets in just three days.

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John Roan School Association - raising funds to bridge the lockdown learning gap

When Eve Daniels agreed to Chair the John Roan School Association (JRSA) in South East London three years ago, she did so with the aim of transforming their enthusiastic friends group into a fundraising PTA powerhouse that supports the whole community. The PTA became a registered charity at the start of lockdown with the aim to help bridge the lockdown learning gap.

Knowing the challenges of lockdown learning, the team's first aim was to be able to provide every student with a laptop to be able to study at home. They've raised over £15,000 to achieve this with the help of fundraising events, Gift Aid, matched funding and more. This is not the end of the road, though - they've got other ambitious plans to help benefit the school and students!

Eve picks up the story...

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