Fundraising Coordination Teams
Each section of the School has many different and exciting events
throughout the year. When an event is at the planning stage, the team
of volunteers and staff working together is called a ‘Fundraising
Coordination Team’. The size of these teams will vary. Some events are
quite small and do not require a great deal of time to organize. Larger
events, such as National Costume Day, The Festive Fayre and the Spring
Fayre take much more planning and their success depends on the support
and help from volunteers.
We encourage parents to check the
website, read the school newsletters and check for posters advertising
for help to ensure they are aware of all that is going on. We are also
interested in new and innovative ways in which to join our School
community together, to have fun and to fund raise so please let us know
if you have a good idea to share.
Spending Funds Raised
Once money has been raised, the dispersal of the funds is controlled by
a committee made up of parents, teachers and pupils. For each event, a
percentage of funds raised are set aside for whole school use; in the
past this has enabled us to save for the more expensive items such as
the heater for the swimming pool. The majority of the money is then for
spending by the section of the school that has been involved in the
fundraising. Suggestions for how to allocate funds are welcome from
pupils, staff and parents and they are then submitted to the committee
for consideration. We have found the idea of having all sections of the
school represented has been really beneficial to ensure that
fundraising is targeted on projects that will really make a difference.
What have we purchased?
Recent purchases have included fish tanks and fish for our Year 2
children, specialised reading and maths resources for our learning
support department, benches for parents and new play equipment for our
We look forward to the next event and the Friends of St Chris working together for the benefit of all our children..