Balwearie Fundraising Group
Who are we?
- a group of parents and teachers who have two aims:
- to raise money for ‘extras’ for the school in consultation with the pupil council and head teachers
- to put on ‘social’ events which will bring the school, and its `community’ (including parents and families of pupils at the school) closer together
What do we do?
We meet about twice a term to brainstorm ideas for fundraising and social events. Events in the past have included: Christmas Fayre/Indoor car boot sale/fashion show/ceilidhs/Balwearie Bash/Burns Suppers, Race Nights to name but a few. We also ‘man’ the teas/coffees at parents evenings/at the interval of the school show/spring and Christmas concerts.
Please let us know if you have any ideas we could progress.
How can you help?
If you don’t feel able to join the group and meetings aren’t your thing we would welcome your help at events. Your name could be added to the list of people who we can call on from time to time specifically to help with things like ‘making up hampers’, helping with teas/coffees/homebakes, promoting the lottery on parents nights etc. It would be great if you could give an hour or so of your time every now and again.
What have we raised funds for?
In the past few years we have supported the DAS with whiteboards and other IT equipment and sports hoodies; outdoor benches for the main school; various bits of IT equipment such as headphones; netbooks and hub equipment; books and study material for new National 4/5 curriculum, business education department.
We are always open to new ideas.
BFG LOTTERY CLUB – for £2 a number per month you could support your school and be in with a chance of a cash prize each month. 50% of money raised goes to the school, 50% is given out as cash prizes. This has the potential to be a good earner for the school and already brings in over £1200 a year. For more info and an application form email – email@example.com.
We are also looking for someone to administer the lottery for the next session which takes 1 or 2 hours a month. If you would like to help in this way please let us know by emailing the secretary on the above email address.