The first meeting of the new school year was held on Thursday 4th October. We were thrilled to see some new faces and welcomed ideas and suggestions from several Year 7 parents new to the group. They brought with them their experience of previous fundraising activities, including some of the pitfalls. We discussed plans for the events this term, ideas for future events and methods to promote the group and its work. In particular, we would encourage parents to spread the word about our lottery, as it is such an easy way in which to contribute …. AND …. there’s a chance of being a winner! See below for more details.
Who are the “Parents of Tytherington School”?
We are a group of parents who help with school fundraising. During the last year we have donated money to the Learning Resource Centre, the drama department’s microphone system, the in-school counselling service, high quality recycling bins, and basketball equipment and table tennis tables for general use during break times. We are always looking for more volunteers to help out at fundraising events, or to come up with new ways of raising money for school. If you think you don’t have time for this, you can still support school fundraising by joining the Tytherington School lottery (details below). For more information you can get in touch with us by sending an email to email@example.com.
“Fashion & Fizz” – Thursday 25th October – The Parents of Tytherington School will be running the “bar”, selling the Fizz, in addition to other refreshments.
Christmas Fair – Friday 23rd November – we will also be supporting this event by running the “bar”.
If you cannot come to one of our meetings, you can always contact us via email, using firstname.lastname@example.org. All ideas and offers of assistance will be gratefully received.
Joining the Tytherington School Lottery
The Parents of Tytherington School run a lottery (which used to be called The 500 Club). All proceeds go to benefit school, after giving a percentage back to lottery members as cash prizes. Tickets cost £1 per month and, whilst you can join at any time, you must join for a minimum of one year (costing £12). Many of the current members have more than one ticket, paying £2 or £5 per month, for example.
Three lottery prizes are drawn each month. 1st prize is 25%, and 2nd and 3rd prize are each 10% of the total monthly ticket sales. Currently we sell about 160 tickets each month, so monthly prizes are £40 (1st) and £17 (2nd and 3rd). Prize winners are notified by email and prizes are paid out as cheques or via electronic transfer to the winner’s bank account.
There are two easy ways to join the lottery and there are no forms to complete:
If you use electronic banking, set up a Standing Order from your account to the Parents of Tytherington School account to pay your monthly lottery fee. To set this up, just send an email to email@example.com and we will email you our account number and sort code.
Send a cheque into the school Finance Office, payable to Parents of Tytherington School. If you would like one ticket per month, make it out for £12. For more tickets, make your cheque out for the appropriate total (eg £24, £36, and so on). Please write “Tytherington School lottery” on the back of your cheque, and include with it your name, postal address and email address.
Join today …. you could soon be a winner …. yes, it could be YOU! Thank you.