PTA

Dear parent/carers,

As a school, we pride ourselves on the excellent sporting experiences we provide to the children – but there is always more the school would like to do. Our ambition for Blackboys is to build a brand new ‘All weather Sports Pitch’ for activities including football, hockey, netball, tennis and cricket to be situated on part of the school field. Our plan is for this to be built during the summer of 2020 and to be ready for use next September.

Sport is a vital part of our curriculum and something that the children really enjoy. Our current set up means that the field can become very muddy at certain times of the year making it either very difficult for us to hold PE lessons and after school clubs or render it unusable. Having the all-weather pitch will guarantee year-round usage and therefore enhance the already excellent sports provision from our fabulous school.

It's an ambitious plan that is likely to take place over a number of phases, starting with the groundworks and pitch, with a fence surround to be added at a later date. The total cost of the project is expected to be in the region of £37,000.

And this is where we need your help. While the PTA fund is in a healthy state we estimate that we shall nonetheless find ourselves approximately £5,000 short of our fundraising target for the pitch and as such we are calling on friends of the school to help us try to close that gap so we can make the dream become a reality. We need your help more than ever!

We are already in the planning stage for a dedicated sporting fundraiser this year and will be sharing details with you about that soon. At this early stage, we are asking if any parents would be able to make a financial pledge to our cause to help get the project off the ground. We are also keen to explore whether local businesses might also be interested in coming forward to help finance the project as a CSR project for a local and worthy cause. We are open to suggestions, so if you think you might be able to help in any way, no matter how small, then please email me at rswevill@gmail.com or contact the school directly.

Furthermore, if you shop online from companies like M&S, eBay, John Lewis and Tesco then start your shopping with www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/blackboyspta! It’s so easy to do and turns your everyday online shopping into free donations for your favourite cause! Just start your online shopping at easyfundraising, then shop as normal. Retailers will then make a small donation to say, “thank you”. To make it easier to use, you can set up a donation reminder so that if the website you use is affiliated to easyfundraising, you’ll automatically be asked if you want to go through the site! Additionally, Amazon run a similar promotion through ‘Amazon Smile’ where your purchases generate donations towards the PTA! We managed to raise over £100 last year with just a few users so with a healthy increase in numbers we could reach our target with ease! Start now by accessing Amazon via Smile.amazon.co.uk.

On one final and more immediate note the ever popular QUIZ NIGHT will be taking place on Friday 20th March at 7pm. Like always it will take place at the school and the £10 entry fee will include food. It’s an absolutely fantastic evening and of course helps raise additional funds for your child’s school. Please book your team or register your interest with the school asap! Don’t worry if you can’t get a team of six together as we can always mix and match on the night!

Once again thank you for all your support.

Rob Wevill

PTA Chair

 

Blackboys CE School PTA Fundraising with Easyfundraising

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