Friends of St Michael’s School, Aldbourne
Every parent or carer of children at St Michael’s is a member of the Friends of St Michael’s School, Aldbourne. There is an executive committee (like trustees) of 7 who are responsible for making it legal (as it is a charity) but the more people who would like to be involved the better in every respect – be it baking, helping make events work, coffee mornings or idea generation for fundraising!
What are we raising money for?
Despite government and Church of England funding there will always be a financial shortfall and if our children are to get the education they deserve then we are going to need to help raise money. The school will always have outgoings that need extra funds and this is where the fundraising comes in.
This fundraising has been spent on building works, coaches to theatre trips, chocolate eggs, ice lollies and hot chocolate at events for the children as well as amazing whiteboards and iPads for the classrooms. Everything should help towards our children learning and enjoying their school experience as much as possible.
If you would like to be involved in any of these events, buy a ticket or have some wonderful fundraising ideas of your own then please email firstname.lastname@example.org or better still come along to the next meeting or come to any of the coffee mornings to find out more.
Festive Fun Run and Traditional Christmas Fair
Join us on Saturday 8th December for our Christmas Fair, the Grand Opening of the all weather running track and the 3k Festive Fun Run.
The school’s Traditional Christmas Fair will be taking place from 3pm to 6pm. A great opportunity to do your Christmas shopping! The school choir and Aldbourne Brass Band will be performing. There will be a raffle, Santas Grotto, festive games, secret Santa and a Christmas tree delivery service too!
The bar will be open serving mulled wine and prosecco. There’ll be plenty of food as well as lots of yummy homemade festive treats.
The all weather running track will be opening at 2:45pm by Olympian, Shelley Rudman.
The Festive Fun Run will start at 3pm at the track. Sign up at
Welly Walk – Friday 19th October 2018
A big well done to all the children that took part in the 2018 Welly Walk.
They raised a fantastic £1559.48!
Does your employer offer match funding?
We wanted to take this opportunity to remind you about the Match Funding scheme and how a little bit of your time could raise double the funds.
If you work for an organisation that has a match funding policy, any money you raise could be matched by your employer. Companies may match the fundraising total for an event, or for the stall that their employee is working on. Usually, the employee will need to supply them with a letter from the PTA detailing the date and nature of the event, together with the total raised.
We understand that the high street banks, building societies, supermarkets and large corporations are likely to do match funding. We’ve put together a list of some of the companies that ran schemes in 2017 here. But these schemes are not exclusive to the major corporate giants. If you work for an independent company, they may be interested in charitable giving through match funding too.
We would be grateful if you could see if your employer has a match funding scheme, or if they are willing to match fund any of our events. If you can’t help out this time, but you know the company you work for has a match funding policy, please let us know. This could be a really large source of income for the Friends and help us raise money for our school.
If you are able to help us this way, please let us know and we can discuss your companies’ requirements.
With thanks to our sponsors…