If like me, your thoughts are turned to keeping your children busy over the half term week ahead, perhaps I could ask you to encourage them to have a big clear out of their rooms to help boost our stalls.
Here’s what we are looking for:
Second Hand Books and Toys
Good condition books, toys and games (complete) for all age groups would be very gratefully received. This stall was very popular last year so we need to ask your help in restocking for this year.
One of our biggest money-raisers, the raffle also presents the biggest challenge for finding prizes! Every year we approach local businesses, call on favours and generally ask as many people as possible… and are blown away by people’s generosity. Many of you will run, work for or know of a business that is kind enough to donate and some of you are just super generous and buy things yourself… either way can I ask you to have a think about finding a prize for us to raffle? If so, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or drop a prize into the school office for my attention.
Trash and Treasure Stall
This year we are having a second hand goods stall. So if, like me, you have loads of “stuff” you have been meaning to take to the charity shop/carboot but haven’t got round to, now is your chance. We are looking for any unwanted items that are in good condition (but not clothes).
Fowers, foliage, fruit or vegetables…plants are always popular! We don’t need you to bring plants in until closer to the fete (we will let you know when) – but if, like me, you are planting tomatoes, vegetables or flowers in spring, could you perhaps do a few extra, or take cuttings from your garden to grow on, ready for the fete? Maybe you have contacts with a nursery/garden centre, or have a friend or family member who is a keen gardener? We would love your help to make our plant stall great.
Children’s Jam Jar Tombola
This seems to be the children’s favourite! Please could you keep and fill empty jam jars with penny sweets, chocolates and small pocket-money toys such as hair clips, stretchy men etc? Demand is always greater than supply for this stall, so if you could bring a couple in to the school office they would be so gratefully received.
Please bring any items into the school office in bags clearly labelled as to which stall they are for.
Could You Help on The a Day?
Last but by no means least, would you be willing to run a stall or help with craft activities at the fete itself? If you can offer some of your time please let me know – either catch me at school or send me a quick email.
Hope you all have a wonderful half term break. Only eleven weeks to go on our return to school until our Summer Fete! Meanwhile, if you have any other ideas of how you could help raise money on the day or give your support I would love to hear from you at email@example.com
Thank you all for your help and continued support
Chair of the PA