Fundraising

Fundraising notes
Over the past two years, the Trust has been focused on fundraising for Larkin Farm, the Rural Activity Centre on the Primary site.  We have applied for grants to assist us in this work but have been astonished by the generosity of the families and friends associated with the school. We desperately want to complete phase two of the farm project and then support the school in continuing to improve the facilities available to the pupils. Perhaps you can help us!
The current Covid situation is affecting all charities worldwide as there is a decline in the possibilities to be able to hold events to continue raising funds for their causes. For our Trust it has put a stop to us being able to run our usual events throughout the year - Pig Race Night, quiz nights and raffles. We hope we will be able to reintroduce these as soon as we are able to do so. However, we have tried to continue to raise funds in ways that do not come into conflict with any Government restrictions and keep everybody safe.
Here are some simple ways of supporting our continued fundraising:
  • Just make a donation- which would be gratefully received, this can easily be done by sending it to the School Office, cheques should be made payable to Abbey Court School Trust. Or you can make a donation from as little as £10 to support our Farm classroom appeal. Please visit: - http://investmycommunity.com/abby-court-school-trust-2411 Please pass this link on to as many friends/contacts as you can.
 
  • Company / Business donations- you may work for or know of a company or business who sponsors a charity annually and you could put us forward for such a position.
 
  • Matched funding - some of our supporters have found that the companies they work for will ‘Match Fund’ the money we raise as part of their charitable donations. Perhaps you could see if your employer has such a scheme in place?
 
 
  • Join in with our Trust Lottery – it is £10 per number for the whole year to enter the monthly draws September to July. Details can be found at the School Office. You could consider buying an Abbey Court Trust Lottery Gift Voucher for a friend or family member for their birthday, Christmas or just as a treat!
 
  • Do you buy items from Amazon? If so you can help us by signing up to Amazon Smile - just go onto amazon.co.uk and choose Abbey Court School as your charity. Then click onto smile.amazon.co.uk each time you order (there are prompts when you go to the website). We will then receive a donation from Amazon based on the amount purchased through this scheme. It couldn’t be easier!!
 
We collect free donations when you shop online the easyfundraising way
  1. Join - it's easy to get started, search for your cause and join in
  2. Shop -from travel to toasters, when you shop, do it the easyfundraising way
  3. Collect- help out when you check out - it doesn't cost you a penny extra!
 
If you have any further ideas on how we can raise funds for Abbey Court safely, then please let us know at the Trust. You can contact us vis the school office.
The Trust will not let Covid stop its fundraising, we are putting all our energy into continuing to achieve great things for the pupils of Abbey Court. If you are able to support our efforts then we would be extremely grateful.
Every penny really does count!