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Fundraising Events 2021

 

Christmas Card Fundraiser 

 

The deadline for orders is the end of the day on Tuesday 30th November but if anyone has any problems email Leanne Morgan at leannemorgan80@gmail.com

 

If your child’s name is misspelt on the sample card please put the right spelling on the order form and it will be correct on your cards.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fancy Dress/Own Clothes Day - Friday 3rd December

Many of you will remember last year’s end of term raffle of fabulous Rainbow Hampers stuffed with festive food, drinks and gifts…Well, they’re back again this year!

 

Children are invited to come to school in fancy dress or own clothes on Friday 3rd December. Please could they bring an item to donate to their class hamper such as Toiletries, Candles, Games, Stationery, Crafts, Sweets, Chocolates, Jams, Pickles, Wine, or more Wine? If possible, please bring an item that matches the colour listed for your year group below:

 

Rec:  GOLD/SILVER

Yr 1:  GREEN

Yr 2:  YELLOW

Yr 3: RED

Yr 4: PINK/PURPLE

Yr 5: BLUE

Yr 6: BLACK/WHITE

 

The items will be collected in class. Look out for raffle details NEXT WEEK! Many thanks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

A good time was had by all AND it raised a fantastic £800 for the school! Thanks again to Stu Goldsmith for masterminding the event, to the excellent stand ups, to the volunteers and to everyone who came along on the night.

 

 

Our fundraising during the COVID pandemic

 

The Friends of Hillcrest is a registered charity run by volunteer parents and carers. Our main purpose is to raise money to enrich our children’s school experience, and support families who may not be able to fund extra-curricular activities. In normal years we organise activities such as the Christmas and Summer Fairs, discos, quizzes, Christmas card sales and sponsored walks.

 

Funds we have raised in recent years paid for the Hillcrest Book Barn and the 600 new books it contains. We have also funded sports equipment, the wooden train and woodland play area and stage and audio-visual equipment for the hall - all items that the School was not able to cover.

 

Although we ran several successful events in the last year, funds raised in 2019/20 were half what we would raise in a normal year, due to COVID-19. We have been unable to run many of our key events as they rely on people coming together on school premises.

 

We decided instead to set up a fundraising page where you can donate the amount you would spend on cakes, discos and splat the teacher games throughout the year. You can make a voluntary one-off contribution of anything from £1 - £30, or you can set up a voluntary monthly standing order.

 

If just half the families in school make a donation equivalent to a cup of coffee per month, this could raise half the annual income we hope for in a normal year AND would excuse you from contributing to a cake sale with a clear conscience!

 

Your support has already enabled us to run enrichment events for the children and a select number of fundraising events for the whole community where we can do this safely. As always, all our events are open to everyone in the Hillcrest community.

 

One-off and/or regular payments can be made at https://donatemyschool.com/friends-of-hillcrest-2355 or click on the QR code above.

 

Thank you for any amount you can give.

 

 

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