POTS is 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 and the in-school counselling service. We really need new volunteers to help out at fundraising events, or to come up with new ways of raising money for school. And if you think you don’t have time for this, then 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our expanding POTS group has had two successful meetings so far this term, and we’re so happy to have some new faces on board. The next event we’ll be involved with is the Christmas Fair on Thursday November 30th where we’ll be running the bar. Do come and buy a drink and say hello!
Joining the Tytherington School Lottery
Parents of Tytherington School run a lottery (it used to be called the 500 club). All proceeds go to benefit school, but we also give 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). Lots of current members have more than one ticket; e.g. £2 or £5 per month.
3 Lottery prizes are drawn each month. 1st prize is 25%, and 2nd and 3rd prize each 10%, of the total monthly ticket sales. Currently we sell about 150 tickets each month, so monthly prizes are £35(1st) and £15 (2nd and 3rd). Prize winners are notified by email and prizes are paid out as cheques or via electronic transfer to your bank account.
There are two easy ways to join the lottery and there are no forms to print off/fill out:
- If you do electronic banking set up a Standing Order from your account to the FOTS 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 Friends of Tytherington School (yes, an old account name, bear with us while we make changes and please use this for now). If you want one ticket per month make it out for £12. For more numbers make your cheque out for more (e.g. £24, £36 and so on). Please write Tytherington School lottery on the back of your cheque, and include with it your name, address and an email address.