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Fundraising

Match funding: 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 us 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, 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 us and help us raise money for our school.

If you are able to help us this way, please let know by emailing us at friends@theraleigh.org and we can discuss your companies’ requirements.

Many companies throughout the UK offer employees the chance to boost their fundraising efforts by 'matching' the money they raise. It really is money for nothing, and our FOTR could double the amount of cash it raises with very little effort. All you have to do is ask for it. Just approach your HR department to ask if your company does this and what their process is.

Friends of The Raleigh Business Directory: A great source for local businesses covering everything from health, beauty, fitness, home help to builders and renovation. If you are looking for a service then check here first. Friends of the Raleigh Business Directory

The Raleigh Bear – ‘Horsley’:  He’s a very cute bear wearing a Raleigh jumper, he costs just £10 and is a great way to help settle your reception child into school.  To buy one for your child, please contact Lorraine Elliott at elliottjlorraine@sky.com.

The Giving Machine: Do you shop online?  If so, you can generate money for the school by simply shopping via The Giving Machine at https://www.thegivingmachine.co.uk/   Retailers include M&S, Tesco, John Lewis, Amazon, Argos, Next, and Boden among many others.  For every purchase you make, the retailers will make a small payment to the FOTR.  It only takes a couple of minutes to register as a giver and name the School as a beneficiary, then just shop in the normal way.  Make money for the school without even leaving home!

Easy2name:  We all hate losing expensive school uniform and equipment, but naming it all is such a chore!  So, unless you enjoy sifting through lost property use www.easy2name.com.  Producing good quality labels for anything that leaves your house (and you don’t have to sew them on!), you can order by phone or online and the PSA get paid a commission.  Quote: Raleigh School KT24.

Textile Recycling Bank: We have our own textiles recycling bank in the school playground, (backing onto the bicycle park).  Bring any old clothes, curtains, blankets, pairs of shoes etc….  The FOTR will receive a payment from the recycling company for every kilo collected.

Phil The Bag:  We send home a plastic sack from ‘Phil the Bag’, you fill it with old textiles, shoes etc, bring it in on a specified day and we get paid by for it - easy money!

Ebay:  Do you have any items that you want to get rid of?  The FOTR are happy to take them off your hands and will put them on Ebay. Our motto is every little helps!

Crockery Hire:  Having a party? Instead of buying disposable plates, bowls and cutlery, why not hire from the FOTR? The FOTR has 80 place settings of hotel quality for main course and pudding. Available to hire at a cost of 50p per place setting. Contact us for more information at friends@theraleigh.org.

Costume Hire:  The FOTR hires costumes too, for just £2.  Throughout the year, children have ‘wow’ days or assemblies that they need to dress up for.  We are building a stock of second hand costumes which are available to hire.  To donate or hire a costume, please contact Emma at emmapernet@hotmail.com.   PSA List of Fancy Dress for hire  19kb

Northbrook Giftwrap:  Buy your birthday and Christmas gift wrap, tags and cards through the FOTR and generate income for the school. A letter is sent home in the children’s book bag in October and all you need to do is order by half term.