Friends of Carswell School

Bostock Road, Abingdon OX14 1DP
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FOCS fundraising campaign for Carswell Community Primary School
 
Carswell Community Primary School is at the heart of our community and supports our children and families to be happy together and enjoy learning for life. Friends of Carswell School (FOCS) is the parent teacher association for the school. As a charity, we raise funds to support our school to ensure every child gets the most out of their time at Carswell.
 
SUCCESS!
 
What a way to end the unprecedented year of 2020 with some fabulous news that we have reached our first fundraising target and will be able to start the long awaited refurbishment of our dining hall! A huge thank you to everyone who has so kindly donated, sponsored children for the 1864 Watercress Challenge and to our lovely local community supporters in providing Christmas Trees and gifts for the raffles.
 
In total a whopping £4,431 has been donated and this will be sufficient to cover the costs of updating the dining room.
 
We are excited to continue this online crowdfunding campaign to really boost our resources and to bridge the gap between what we can budget for and what we really want to achieve and deliver to our students.

Forest School Garden Area
Our next target for the New Year is to develop the garden area to give our wonderful teachers a chance to include Forest Schooling within our curriculum.
 
Target - £3,000
 
We can claim Gift Aid on donations received and add a whopping 25% to each and every pound donated!
 
Power of Regular Giving
If you feel comfortable to set up a regular donation from your family this would be gratefully received as we can use these funds to plan and budget during the year. Please click on the DONATE button and choose how much to donate each month. If you are a UK tax payer then please choose to Gift Aid your donation so we can claim the extra 25% on each donation.
 
Of course, Regular Giving may not suit everyone, so if you prefer, you can choose to make a one-off donation to help fund our wish list of projects.
 
We want to spread the word about our wonderful school and hope that the community around us can contribute in any way they can to help provide some much-needed funds for supporting our children.
 
Thank you very much for your kind donations and support in sharing this page as widely as possible
 
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Carswell Primary School virtual summer fair

FOCS fundraising campaign for Carswell Community Primary School Carswell Community Primary School is at the heart of our community and supports our children and families to be happy together and enjoy learning for life. Friends of Carswell School (FOCS) is the parent teacher association for the school. As a charity, we raise funds to support our school to ensure every child gets the most out of their time at Carswell. Virtual summer fair FOCS is hosting its very first virtual summer fair this year! The event is hosted via a Facebook group, where local businesses and entrepreneurs have stalls to promote their products and services to the local community. We are reaching out to the local community to support local small businesses with stalls on our virtual summer fair Facebook group. We are also delighted to invite local businesses and budding entrepreneurs to set up their virtual stalls in this group. So, whatever you do, please join our virtual summer fair Facebook group (by searching in groups on Facebook for “Carswell Primary School virtual summer fair”). We kindly ask vendors to donate £5 per stall, plus a raffle prize. You can give your £5 donation by clicking on the “Donate” button at the top of this page. Please make sure you include your stall name in the message field when you donate so that we can identify your donation.  An admin will PM you once you have set up your stall to advise where to drop off your raffle prize donation.Instructions to vendors for advertising: Please create an album in the Facebook virtual summer fair group by clicking on “Media” (under the FB page banner picture), then click “+Create Album”. You will then be able to name your album as your stall name and add photos and comments to explain what you are advertising. You can update your album up to twice per week until the end of June 2021. Please contact an admin if you have any questions.In return for your generosity, we will proudly promote your business and offer our thanks through our communications to the wider school community, as well as through our social media accounts on Twitter (@FOCSfeed) and Facebook (Friends of Carswell School FOCS). Thank you so much to all stall holders for your support!Forest school garden area Our virtual summer fair is being held to fundraise for enhancing the school’s garden area to give our wonderful teachers a chance to include forest schooling within our curriculum. If you are a UK tax payer then please choose to Gift Aid your donation so we can claim the extra whopping 25% to each and every pound donated! Thank you very much for your kind donations and support in sharing this page as widely as possible. Friends of Carswell School (FOCS)
£163.75 22 Days left
32.75% of target