Parent Fundraising Group - Newsletter February 2012

Hello, I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself, Paula Howden, as the new Chair of Blue Coat Pre-school & Busy Bees Fundraising Group. I also have two little ones, one in Reception and a littler one in Poppers. As I work full time, this is a great opportunity for me to meet other parents and socialise, as well as making a contribution.

Get Involved

We have a number of fundraising events coming up and would welcome any extra support. If you have any ideas or would like to be involved, all are welcome. The next PFG meeting is at 8:00pm on Wednesday 2nd May in the Swan Hotel function room,

we’ll send out a reminder nearer the time, but if you would like to get involved beforehand, by helping to organise and/or help at an event, we would be glad to hear from you. Please email me, Paula Howden - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Thanks for the sweets for Xmas Fayre!

Huge thanks to all those who made or donated sweets (and time!) for our stall at the Christmas Fayre. The day was a great success and we raised £132.56

Vouchers for Schools

We are again collecting Sainsbury’s vouchers, the collection box can be found just inside the door as you walk in to Toggles.


Dates for your Diary

Saturday 17th March – Crafts and activities afternoon.

There will be plenty for the children from both preschool and busy bees to create and do, and refreshments and cakes for the grown-ups. The invites will shortly be sent out - due to restrictions on the number of people allowed in the hall it will be on a first come first served basis, so please respond quickly so you are not disappointed. Any donations of cakes you bring along to the event will be gratefully received.

Wednesday 2nd May - Next PFG meeting, 8pm Swan Hotel function room.

Friday 4th May, 3.15pm – Cake sale

We will require lots of cakes to sell and volunteers for the stall. The money raised from these sales pays for all the fruit at preschools daily snack time, so it is an important fundraising effort. If you would like to volunteer and spend 20 minutes selling cakes on the stall please let me know.

Summer Fayre 19th May – We have the option to have a table so ideas and help is needed!

Saturday October 6th - Bollywood comes to Wotton

This will be our big fundraiser for 2012, as the preschool are in need of a new shed as well as the playground needing to be re-

surfaced and so we’re going to be having a Bollywood themed evening, where there’ll be curry and drinks as well as lots of fun and games.  More details to follow.

In Discussion – Parent/carers night out

We’d like to have a fun evening out sometime soon and would love to hear from you if you’d like to come. Will get something in the diary soon and will email everybody on the mailing list so please do drop me your details if this is of interest to you.

Many Thanks,

Paula Howden, Chair      Sandie Nickols, Secretary