At Elleray Park School the Parents Teachers and Friends Association (PTFA) is a group of staff and parents who plan and run various fundraising events through the school year to raise money for our school. All of the funds raised go to the PTFA and we work with the school to decide how to use them best. This can something small like water proofs or wellies or it could be a larger purchase such as the new playground equipment which was bought in 2018 and joint funded by the school and PTFA.
The PTFA run regular events such as our Christmas and summer fairs which are always very well supported and attended. We are always looking at trying new things to raise money. In the past couple years we have done bags packs, sold cards and mugs that the children designed and more recently Mark our caretaker has grown his hair and asked for sponsorship.
If anyone is interested in joining the PTFA or would like to help out at one of our events please contact the school office and ask to speak to Jonathan Lewis.
What We Have Been Up To
Due to the restrictions at the time the school were not able to put on a Christmas fair in school which is always a lot of fun and along with the summer fair one of our biggest fundraisers each year.
However, the PTFA decided we still wanted to do something and so with the support of all the staff we went ahead with a socially distanced raffle. Classes got together in groups of two and made up ten fantastic hampers with the themes of Christmas, Boys night in, Girls night in, Chocolate, Children's, Pamper ans New Years Eve. Everyone put in a fantastic effort to sell tickets and in just a couple of weeks we managed to raise over £350!!!
This will be spent on the children and will go a long way to making up for the fair we couldn't have. A huge thank you to all the staff at Elleray Park, all of the people who helped sell tickets and donated items for the hampers and of course all the people who bought tickets.