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

Key summary

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.


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.

The PTA have found that the Big PTA Raffles have been a quick win which need minimal effort and ensured that funds continue to be raised, especially due to normal fundraising events being cancelled over the last 18 months.

The Big PTA Summer Raffle 2021 is being used to boost funds, which will help to put a member of staff through a mental health-training course, providing accredited expertise in school to support students and staff. The course will also qualify the member of staff as a trainer allowing the school to expand their mental health support work to other schools.

Ilkley Grammar School have retained their position within the top five PTAs selling tickets since they registered to take part. How have they done it? Sara Scott, Secretary of Ilkley Grammar School PTA told us they have sent out messages through the school explaining how the raffle works and what they are raising funds for. The PTA have also advertised it on both the PTA Facebook Page and on the school website and twitter feed.

Sara’s top tips are to send regular reminders and boost your social media posts on a Friday or the start of the weekend to attract working parents.

‘Covid has proved that you can do virtual fundraising and raise just as much money. We will definitely be taking part in the raffle at Christmas’ Sara Scott, Secretary, Ilkley Grammar School PTA

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