Links with Local Business
We have over time, developed strong links with the local community and are always well supported by both residents and businesses, for which we are very grateful. Many of our local businesses are very generous in their donations of raffle prizes and sponsorship of fundraising events - this has had a huge impact on our fundraising.
How We Raise Money
Like most PTAs, the majority of our funds are raised through the events that we run. Some of our most popular, regular events are the Christmas Bazaar, Summer Fun Afternoon, Halstead town Christmas Fayre and school discos. We have also organised several themed bake offs, family bingo afternoons, quiz nights and non uniform days over the years. The children have also been involved with calendars, Christmas cards and tea towels, danceathons, sponsored runs, enterprise stalls etc.
So you can see there is always something going on. We always try and respond to the children’s requests for events and it is truly the icing on the cake to see them having fun at the events or enjoying using a piece of new equipment that the PTFA has donated.
We are fortunate however to have other opportunities open to us to raise money. Donations are extremely important. These can be time, money, items for sale, donations for raffles or offers of services and skills.